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Autumn

Originally posted on This Pedestrian Life:
My dear friend Becky and I often share books we’ve discovered and loved. Most recently she shared “Autumn”, the first of four anticipated, seasonal titled volumes of reflections by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard,…

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Deja Vu Night Moves

I stealthily rise so as not to awaken my dear C-PAP masked husband. No matter how hard I try to be quiet, 100% of the time, my right knee will crack and inevitably signal that I am up, having once … Continue reading

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Luck

As luck would have it I’m up at 3:15 AM this Friday the 13th, pondering the concept of luck because it’s today’s writing prompt. Do I believe it exists? Have I experienced it? When have I had it? What kind … Continue reading

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Stormy Satellite Message

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Through neon noise and simmering static. Fragments of images? splashing on the screen, signals crossed and split amongst summer storm clouds, yet a harbinger of hope appears,? calling us to action. Carry on the…

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What Do Yours Look Like?

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We all have these don’t we? These stripes of shame, pain, fear; hurts and scars that make us feel different, less than, unlike any others. And that’s the thing. We all have them. They…

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FLOW

Science tells me that I am mainly a body of water. 60% or so at my age. Which explains why there are some days that I wake feeling like a mighty roiling ocean,  powerful and deep, holding a myriad of … Continue reading

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Miss You Mom

A tenth Mother’s Day arrives without you, yet not without the memory of your smile as it beamed that last time when your 3 year old great granddaughter presented you with a bouquet of roses. You have a dozen greats … Continue reading

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Mama’s Love

Abiding , untainted ribbon of unquestionable love, thread through each window blind, both illuminating and shielding me, through the dawns and dusks of my life. those days when the essence of my innocent spirit sugar-coated the sands of time, those … Continue reading

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May

*originally posted 2 years ago May. The month of her birth. The month I last saw her 8* years ago. The month of celebrating mothers. The month of missing her most. I was 15 and my best friend smashed a … Continue reading

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Her Story

As Mothers Day approaches and in loving memory of my mother, for the next 5 days , I’m sharing essays and poems written about her. Her story ended 10 years ago. Or did it? I smell it, the aroma of … Continue reading

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