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Healing Grief

Good Evening, God! Give sorrow words . . . Shakespeare said that centuries ago. But, God, we don’t. As for me, I didn’t know how. So I pushed it down . . . focused on all the Good Stuff .

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Posted in connecting, gratitude, Grief, healing, Hearts, respect, Self-Respect, Sorrows of the Deep

An Inner Sea

Good Evening, God! This photos of a mist covered lake in the Pyrenees was sent by dear friends as they hike in those mountains. I love this lake. It makes me think of my deep Inner Sea . . .

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Posted in adjusting, connecting, daughters, Flowers, friends, Grief, healing, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

On Being Back

I cannot stop Time. I cannot fix all the ills of the world, or of my family or of myself .

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Posted in Failing, Sorrows of the Deep, time, Transitions

Entering into Ireland’s Past — via Sebastian Barry

It’s filled with phrases that make me pause and savor them. Sure and the author really is a poet. Oh, but the story! The horrors that are lingering in my mind.

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Posted in Compassion, Expand my Heart, Forgiving, Sorrows of the Deep, time

Angels and Humans

Good Morning, God! Yesterday I joined a dear friend for breakfast at the Arcadia retirement residence. She had worked with me on the library committee there since 1997, and we both retired this August. It did my heart good to

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Posted in Sorrows of the Deep, Sub-Selves

A Sabbath Day of Slow, Deep, Underground Sorrows

Good Morning, God, I had a strangely sad day yesterday, God. Even spending the afternoon in a “Party of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Lives Spared” didn’t totally remove the heavy feeling that began with the U.S.A.’s loss of the World

Posted in Sorrows of the Deep, Stories, the cold snow of reality, various backlogs in my life

The Dimensions of Music — and Purposes of Bravery

Good Morning, God! Kit and I were in this church last night to hear the first rehearsal of Patty’s Poems — from her book, Mango Days — set to music.  We’d seen the score, God. But we had not HEARD it.

Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Belonging to each other, Grief, Hearing, Helpful Hards, Sorrows of the Deep

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching