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The Broach

It was a gift to me by a precious soul, who was trying to divest herself of so many “things” so as not to be possessed by them—and she passed them on with love and an open hand.  I was … Continue reading

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May 23, 2015–And it is the last goodbye . . .

And it is the last goodbye . . . After a cold, Canadian winter, the soil is thawed, the soil turned, the grave dug. Earth that sprang forth flowers and vegetables from your tilling and tending touch, earth turned and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day–Gone But Not Gone

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I Grieve, I Hope

I grieve for my mother, but not just the loss of her life. I grieve the loss of her faculties and strength these many years, when personality and passion grew distorted–swallowed up. I grieve the loss of time and communication … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Death is Hard

Death is hard. Though so much a part of life, we never quite get used to it. Our youthful, anticipating days, dreams of El Dorado, meld into the rhythm of responsible days lived in responsible ways, and that end seems … Continue reading

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I Believe in Fairytales

Once vital, once there—blood, red and pulsing, but as I finger your graying flesh, warmth is gone.  How can cold creep so quickly through these veins and arteries—and where did you go in that whispered breath, to leave this shell … Continue reading

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I Will Remember

Beyond the mumbling and the whining days, these bedridden, trapped and powerless days, I will remember— the cookies, fresh-baked, pink curlers in the hair, a wet washcloth planted on your head, weeding vegetables under the hot summer sun.  I will … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

These are not the best shots, but they are from my last contact with Mum.  Calling is pretty much impossible now; but with the Internet, we can at least see one another. (I was the happy wanderer who moved so … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second Story

Work and worship, daily chores and creative arts, a swat to the bum and a pat on the head and a love and a life in two hands. Mum.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshhold

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