Tag Archives: life wisdom

Silk Pajamas

In 1998, I went to Italy with my friend Donna and her mom, Sue. We rented a car at the airport in Florence; Sue and Donna took turns at the wheel and I sat in the back seat, timid and … Continue reading

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Let my history then be a gate unfastened to a new life and not a barrier to my becoming.                                   (from the poem “Yorkshire” … Continue reading

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Status Report

One day when I thought I was more or less fine, a feeling of sadness came over me, a sadness so big it might swallow me up, and an unabiding loneliness. The sadness was familiar, but the loneliness was odd, because … Continue reading

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The Living Stories Collective

It’s time for me to tell you about my other website, an ongoing labor of love created for the gathering and archiving of stories and memories through personal interviews. I hope you will visit and explore it at your leisure. Here … Continue reading

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Searching for Wisdom With Time Out for Orange Juice

My morning began with fresh-squeezed orange juice that I sipped standing in front of the kitchen window while watching the rain and green-ing hills. Those little oranges may look puny and bruised, but they are sweet and good and plentiful. I … Continue reading

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Here’s Another Poem I Love

Time takes us by surprise. It’s always rushing and running ahead of us, and suddenly we look up, wondering how everything happened so fast. But in this beautiful poem by Barbara Crooker (from Radiance, published in 2005, the first of six books of poems … Continue reading

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