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The courage to turn the other cheek

One evening last week, I asked a friend to make plans to come through on a favor he had gladly offered me in exchange for a favor to him. I sent the request by text message, since I know that … Continue reading

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The depth of her strength

Long ago a tender, loving and trusting fairy child was born into a spellbound family. Under an age-old curse, her parents could not love. In an attempt to break the spell, the girl gave up large portions of her Self: … Continue reading

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Mother, I’m flying!

Mother, I’m flying Come catch me, Dad The most wonderful feeling That I’ve ever had I’m riding, I’m falling I’m falling, I’m riding I’m falling, I’m riding my bike In the fall of her 16th year, my daughter learned to … Continue reading

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Nothing more holy

“All about the love, and if we don’t go here ourselves, all of us, we aren’t going to make it.” Continue reading

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Peace dove

I realized that these were people I saw once a year, and with whom I had no other contact. They did not even send holiday cards, much less call on the phone, or acknowledge the birth of a baby or an anniversary. Our relationship existed just one night per year. Continue reading

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A girl I don’t know

Today I am thinking about a girl I don’t know, but whom I met the other day. I spoke to this girl for about an hour. She didn’t say anything to me, and only looked at me a little. But … Continue reading

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