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FIRST THOUGHT (#33)

First thought: Today the daylight is two minutes and seventeen seconds shorter than yesterday. Second thought: One open window to the air before sunrise, its hitch and chill; the raven…

DEGREE OF ILLUMINATION

Would you know the degree of illumination the moon was willing to bestow upon you if you turned your open face skyward to take her in? What if there was…

LET GO.

The apricot tree is so full of fruit that the branches have bent to the ground. One branch snapped off, jagged torn from the trunk. Sometimes part of us can…

SO MANY STRONG WOMEN.

I've been sitting for the last few days with feeling the need to say something, to acknowledge that more than a few people have shared with me over the last…

ONLY OPEN

VERMEERIt’s not a sheltered world. The noise begins over there, on the other side of the wallwhere the alehouse iswith its laughter and quarrels, its rows of teeth, its tears,…

WIND, AND SIDEWAYS LIGHT

The wind called me outside, so that I could see the storm-sky it’s blowing in over the mountains all around me. The world is full of so much beauty that…

IT WAS NEVER A DRESS

In honor of International Women's Day, tell one woman in your life today that she is amazing. Look her in the eye and tell her that her badass, bold and…

COME BACK HOME

I need tap shoes.I need a light on in the window.I need a pendulum.  I need a map of the stars directly above me.I need a man who calls me, gently,…

ON FIRE IN MY HANDS

I dreamt last night that I was carrying an arrangement of stargazer lilies, the vase wrapped in white paper, along the edge of the ocean in late twilight. The lilies…

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

I love these little fortunes on tea bags, and I love that I have continued to love them for so many years. They make me feel good, and sometimes they’re…

BOX OF DARKNESS

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”- Mary Oliver, American PoetSeptember 10, 1935 - January 17,…

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