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The Accidental Tableau

It was the slipstream of spring light that caught my eye. The tableau of treasures was inadvertent. I’m still unpacking from the move I had to orchestrate from our house–more accurately, my husband Jim’s beloved home–after our loss.  Slowly, family … Continue reading

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Making Friends With the Dark

“You just made friends with the night, that’s what you did.” Philip Glass described the old overnight B&O train between Baltimore and Chicago.   He traveled the route as a young student, long before an ever-accessible interconnected cyberworld arrived–before even the minimal … Continue reading

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The Black River of Loss

  Sorrow is irrevocably paired with kindness.  Perspective can be pain’s companion.  Fear of what lies ahead may be mirrored by hope.  What’s lost has been perennially entwined with what may be found. Loss can be as much about transformation and … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Dawn.  It was our friend’s last day, a Sunday, fittingly for a man of such faith. ***** Almost five years ago, a week after my husband Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Chris strode into our lives.   We were … Continue reading

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