Monthly Archives: June 2011

I was reminded of someone’s sadness today. And how her sadness is someone else’s sadness. And how that sadness expands to someone else. How do I ever forget how much sadness there is? Today it hits hard physically aching me … Continue reading

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Part of the process

Someone asked me about the process of becoming less passive. Less passive. That’s a funny term when you think about it. It sounds like “be less less”. Okay, let’s go with that. Two things stand out as extremely helpful on … Continue reading

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“Oh, but ain’t that America…”

Rattlesnake Bayou. I’ve written about it before. It’s where my folks live. Half swamp, half river, half highway. No rattlesnakes. Just fish and ducks and alligators and heron and fiddler crabs. Fiddler crabs on the lawn – always a good … Continue reading

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D is for Dad. PH is for photo. M is for missing….

Why don’t I have any pictures of my dad? I started wondering this and…. (oops, just realized I forgot to send a Father’s Day card again. Well, I’ll call anyway…)… where was I? Oh. I started wondering why I don’t … Continue reading

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(Best sunset I never saw)

I felt the sun set through closed eyes – legs propped on the wrought-iron table, a crisscross pattern imprinting my skin with diamonds My face warmed in an instant as crosshatched images in gold and bronze shone behind my eyes … Continue reading

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But I still won’t buy an extended warranty

Everything you own will either break or wear out. Everything. You just don’t know if it will happen on your watch. Last night we found out that the ice machine tubing on the refrigerator had sprung a leak and had … Continue reading

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There is that place that spot on the shore where you realize you can’t cross The gap is too big impossible to bridge and you stand with an ache familiar But you remember that farther up and farther back are … Continue reading

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