Monthly Archives: October 2015

For the Week of October 25, 2015: The Comfort in Personal Rituals

The shoes put on each time left first, then right. The morning potion’s teaspoon of sweetness stirred always for seven circlings, no fewer, no more, into the cracked blue cup. Touching the pocket for wallet, for keys, before closing the … Continue reading

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For the Week of October 18, 2015: What Does It Mean to Heal?

“What does it mean to heal?”   I posed the question to my writing group at Moores Cancer Center Friday morning.  Being healed.  It’s a topic never out of consciousness in the experience of cancer, used often in combination with terms … Continue reading

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For the Week of October 11, 2015: Tidying Up a Life

Like my grandmother now, I save teabags for a second cup.  String, stamps without postmarks, aluminum foil. Wrapping paper, paper bags, bags of scrap fabric, blue rubber bands, clothes hangers.  I save newspaper clippings, recipes, bits of yarn, photographs in … Continue reading

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For the Week of October 4, 2015: Healing Our Spirits: Embracing Stillness

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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