Monthly Archives: March 2012

Charms of the Week #12: Gratitude

This notion of gratitude has its hooks (kindly) in me.  I’m still riffing on the thankfulness theme I wrote about in my last post.  When I look up “grateful” in the dictionary, the definition reminds me how gratitude moves the positive … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Makes It All Sparkle

I’ve just driven home through the bonechillingly damp morning from my session teaching English to yet another hardworking, bright, inquisitive adult immigrant.  Which has turned my attention to how much I have to be grateful for.  And how gratitude can burnish what seems to … Continue reading

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Music…Magic

What’s enchanting? Or magical?  When I started this blog, to discover and write down my answers, I had this vague picture of faraway finds. Huge new treasures I hadn’t conceived of or uncovered before. Well, that’s been part of voyage. But … Continue reading

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Charms of the Week #11: Starting Over

Starting over–you mean “same old grind?”  No, I mean “fresh start!” Springtime. After pondering F. Scott and George (see below), I realize that starting over, like so much of this life, is more about the how and not the what.  If I approach … Continue reading

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Graveyard Glitter

I visited my dad’s grave in the late afternoon sunshine today.  He would have eaten right up this juicy perfection of a day.  I hope he was doing exactly that somewhere, just beyond where I can see quite clearly.    Back around Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Charms of the Week #10: Guts and Passion

Although guts don’t initially seem sparkly, I realize that the visceral integrity of gutsiness can be wholly inspiring, even mythic.  Somebody else’s heroism galvanizes us into action.  That’s totally magical.  Here’s what I mean: 1) Inspiring Kick in the Pants:  If … Continue reading

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Flock of Demons

New dance piece.  To dance out all those tormentors that have to be coaxed–or swatted–away to stay on the path. Why so darn many demons?  And such variety!  On the surface, at least. A parade of “Where the Wild Things Are” saboteurs. … Continue reading

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