Where Have We Gone?

“I bet if we ran into the sixth grade version of ourselves, they’d give us wet willies and put bubble gum in our hair for even thinking about doing this.” ~Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler, Mr. Deeds) The person we dreamed we would be when we were little kids often doesn’t match who we’ve become. Did you […]

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Growth Comes Through Openings and Closings

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi The tulips were a treat because we had company […]

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Trust on the Trapeze

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan There are two ways we encounter trust: we either believe others will do what they say or we don’t, and we are either the kind of people who do what we say or we aren’t.  Maybe we were […]

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Questions Without Answers

“He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.” ~Eli Wiesel, Night Ask a child if they made their bed or cleaned their room, ask a politician if they agree or disagree, ask someone if your outfit makes you look fat or thin, or […]

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The Gallery in the Hallway

“Photographs and memories All the love you gave to me Somehow it just can’t be true It’s all I’ve left of you.” ~Jim Croce Bum ba da dum, bum ba da dum…the sound of the drums travels across the field, over the ditch, through a few trees, and into my ears.  It’s the high school […]

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