Category Archives: Inspiration

Today is The Day

Today is the day children wake up pink-cheeked, warm-toed and sparkle-eyed, as the sky wakes from behind the mountain, lazily, then with an urgent rush, color, running, movement, the voices come from all six directions, kids and birds alike: “I … Continue reading

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Love is Everywhere

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Cures for Winter Blues

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Playing the Now Game

Play The NOW GAME, they say. It cures fright, worry and guilt. So I play. Walk into the family room. There, children drizzled candle wax over the floor. Just to check if it would be slippery, they say. With a … Continue reading

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Beatitudes in Tiny Tiptoes

I was walking at Trader Joe’s Looking at onions, maybe avocados, when I heard the tiniest voice behind me: I love your hair! I turned around, and there, gleaming, was a small blond-haired pumpkin, white-rimed glasses, pink coat and a … Continue reading

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The Path of Least Resistance

I was so mad at God that I couldn’t quite recall if it was him who started with the arrows at me, or vice versa. I just grumbled, well, if you are so mean, If you shut all the doors … Continue reading

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Among Trees and Butterflies

Last time we took the map. Circled spots were laid out clear: Find fifteen gnomes, find Joy. Only the maps mislead Arrows pointing at him and at her in a labyrinth of self-destruction We tore the maps, and then, lo … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Sister

Dear Nell, Remember when I used to keep you up all night because I saw beasts In dark doorways. So I held your hand. Last night, Mikhail Baryshnikov came, uninvited, he soared from southern window Where the moon swivels, to … Continue reading

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My Cup of Tea at Esther’s Place

On a beautiful September Sunday we headed out west. It seemed as if we were driving into the clouds, some randomly scattered through blindingly blue sky, and some marching in orderly fine lines as if some invisible hand hung them … Continue reading

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Winter Coat Designs

We hunt like cats with tails Fisheye squinting for frogs. Yet fate designs its own Below the visible surface. So we blend and mesh it all, love and a dash of smiles, A hurry of racing, And a thrill of … Continue reading

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