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Thursday: Thoughtful Poems

Ode I. 11 Leucon, no one’s allowed to know his fate, Not you, not me: don’t ask, don’t hunt for answers In tea leaves or palms. Be patient with whatever comes. This could be our last winter, it could be … Continue reading

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This night, this life.

It sounds like a cliche but I blink and the last eighteen years flew out the door. My son is graduating from high school in less than one month. My daughter is three quarters into her Sophomore year in college. … Continue reading

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Friday forgiven

When I speak passionately, that’s when I’m least to be trusted. – Louis Gluck   Today I need to practice the mantra “Forgiven, forgiven” heard in one of the talks of Tara Brach. Now is the opportunity to  be “let … Continue reading

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I Go Back To The House For A Book

I turn around on the gravel and go back to the house for a book, something to read at the doctor’s office, and while I am inside, running the finger of inquisition along a shelf, another me that did not … Continue reading

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“Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are… People are different when you can smell them and see them up close…” – John Green, Paper Towns

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“It was so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” – John Green, Paper towns

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Failing and Flying

“anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” – Jack Gilbert Failing and Flying by  Jack Gilbert Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an end, or the marriage fails and people say they knew … Continue reading

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When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match: a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accommodate. John Berger, In Ways of Seeing

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Sunday quote

“It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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