Monthly Archives: May 2017

In My Room

You were softly stroking the little dog in your lap until she whimpered a small sigh and fell asleep. Then you closed your eyes, because peace is within. You go there often, because it beckons you. Outside, the breeze had … Continue reading

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Returning

He sent out his young thoughts to live by the river, to know its rapids, meandering eddies, its still pools, the canyon walls carved by the grace of moving water. Later he summoned his river thoughts home where he bathed … Continue reading

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One Good Word

I have already forgotten whole chapters of my life. It now feels strange to even call it “my life”. When we wake in the morning and our dreaming dissolves, but maybe leaves a fleeting emotional impression — that’s how it … Continue reading

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Place to Land

This morning a large Red-tailed Hawk circled above us in a lazy pattern, swooping low and then climbing again. Our canary in the kitchen window sounded an alarm, even though it did not know the actual name of the bird. … Continue reading

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Namibia

He was standing alone in the dark, surrounded by trees and their sounds. He no longer felt the old compulsion to get in a car and drive somewhere. He was right where he would have gone anyway — right here, … Continue reading

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Notes from the Aftermath

Although by now we have been blind for many years, we still sit by the window, staring for hours into the void, hoping perhaps that our imagination would coincide with vision, that light would separate from darkness. In our imagination, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Even though we have been at war with somebody somewhere for most of our history, we proudly claim to represent the cause of peace and justice. Even though we launch hi-tech drones to target our victims with precision, we are … Continue reading

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