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Endings…and Beginnings

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
No surprise, really.  When I drew a goddess card this morning, I selected Kali.  As always when I see her beautiful, powerful, wise visage, my heart sank and leapt all at once.  Heart heavy from…

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knowing when to exit

it was far too late to be leaving so, how can the grinding weight (misgivings, grieving?) chill us still, like footsteps frozen by narrowed paths too trodden; funny how comfort both coddles and numbs- a blanket becomes a halter (or a … Continue reading

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fragile

the blog vanished another one but how? he visited just hours ago was I too late to reciprocate someone on his last reaching for a hand that doesn’t come? and my mother here one moment and then gone forever; life calls … Continue reading

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Always Keep Dancing

In the end, that cruel and merciless thief, Alzheimer’s, stole all of my once robust father’s comprehensible language.  But just before that, just before that excruciating final descent, I recall wheeling him around the garden at the nursing home. Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Dance After the Obituary

That newspaper has rested, unopened, on the kitchen chair for these eight unrelentingly frigid weeks. I have walked past that chair every day, countless times, feeling the paper’s inauspicious chill barely contain itself, coolly taunting me across the narrow yet profound … Continue reading

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back from the deep

wave after vast wave crashing down, staggering us here comes another \\\\ cannot recover squelched breath of too many dreams spectered ocean teems \\\\ deep dark descending unending fall, now halted by exalted calls ~~~~ distant, haunting tune insistent, enchanting … Continue reading

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Bless the Artists

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”–Pablo Picasso I haven’t been able to create much lately.  There’s been sufficient “dust,” along with weightier matter including the recent loss of my mom, to tap out my available … Continue reading

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