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Twinkle, Sparkle, Shimmer

Twinkle: it’s as much about dark as light. A visible twinkle always has a counterpart–a yin to its yang, eyes closed and opened. Unlike a sparkle, a shimmer, or a beacon, a twinkle is an on-and-off illumination.  Its hallmark is that, … Continue reading

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Light, Hope and Moth Wings

It’s an understatement to say November 10th was a terrible day. It’s the date Jim was handed a radiologist’s report and read the words “metastatic disease.” And then the devastated two of us headed out of a Boston hospital into … Continue reading

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Let There be Light: The Bright Middle

The bright middle: Jumpha Lahiri’s most recent novel described it as “[a] time of day lacking mystery, only an assertion of the day itself.  As if the sky were not meant to darken, the day not meant to end.” Lately … Continue reading

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Don’t Step on the Saints!

I have always been afraid of stepping on saints . . . .but more about that later. If there is one thing about the merry side of Christmas that will forever be intertwined with my husband Jim, it is the … Continue reading

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