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A Call for Reconciliation, inner and outer

A Call for Reconciliation, inner and outer Hawai’i, October 28, 2016 As we spent a week in the beautiful and vibrant Big island of Hawai’i, I felt a fresh surge of inspiration and creativity spewing forth—in Madame Pele’s volcano fashion—to … Continue reading

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Shining My Light Bright and Clear

I recently returned from a 2.5 week-trip to Southern France; a trip that seems to resemble a yearly pilgrimage—both within and without—to a sacred region of France that bore for a long time (and still does, obviously) so many mystical … Continue reading

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Salt and Light

Salt and Light “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” “You … Continue reading

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Remember — Joy Harjo

Remember Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. I met her in a bar once in Iowa City. Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is … Continue reading

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Each of Us Has A Name — Zelda

Each of Us Has A Name Each of us has a name given by God and given by our parents Each of us has a name given by our stature and our smile and given by what we wear Each … Continue reading

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The Leaf and the Cloud—Mary Oliver

When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider the orderliness of the world. Notice something you have never noticed before, like the tambourine sound of the snow-cricket whose pale green body is no longer than your thumb. Stare hard … Continue reading

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Dying a Transitional Death

Dying a Transitional Death Started October 21, 2015 I am about to complete an almost 3-week trip to France; the country where I was born, and where several of my lives have begun. It is a good time to reflect … Continue reading

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Trough by Judy Brown

Trough There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. And there we lose our way Unless We rest, knowing the wave will bring us To its crest again. … Continue reading

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All will come again – Rainer Maria Rilke

All will come again All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed, the trees towering and the walls built low. And in the valleys, people as strong and varied as the land. And no churches … Continue reading

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Utopia — Wislawa Szymborska

Utopia Island where all becomes clear. Solid ground beneath your feet. The only roads are those that offer access. Bushes bend beneath the weight of proofs. The Tree of Valid Supposition grows here with branches disentangled since time immemorial. The … Continue reading

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