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Double Etheree is 2 Etherees back to back making up one poem. The syllable count is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. I have taken the liberty of starting at 10 and going down to 1 and counting up to 10 again.

Love in the Present Tense

How can we keep up our spirits in the midst of turbulence that knows no boundaries? We are unified in our fear, our anxiety, and our hope for a return to normalcy. Walls that separated us have fallen. We are … Continue reading

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Bucket List

I have made a wish list, of things to do and places to see. Live for the whole summer in the south of France, cooking my way through the farmers’ markets. Taste and see the bounty of Ireland. Behold the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Things happen at times which bring me up short. Panic or jumping to conclusions results in high anxiety and vulnerability to making poor judgments. I have learned to stop, breathe in deeply, calm myself, and to pray. I close my … Continue reading

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The Ugly Truth

For reasons unknown, my patience wears thin. My humanity holds a vice grip on my spirit; ringing persists in my ears causing my temper to flare like a ember fanned by the wind. I struggle to find insight in this … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

The thought of gathering information for taxes is so depressing but it is a necessary part of civic responsibility. I would rather do anything else and starting the job is like pulling teeth. I often dread starting a job or … Continue reading

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Security Blanket

New rhythm. Say goodbye to the routine so comfortable, like an old friend who knows instinctively what I need. A blanket of security wrapped around me. Reluctant to change, I pry my hands from the edge, letting it fall slowly … Continue reading

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A Litany to Doors

Close the door on anger. Banish the hard feelings festering in the vacant spaces. Embrace a new beginning. Rejoice in the change coming soon. Forgive yourself, the past holds no grudge. The future awaits a new opening. When a door … Continue reading

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Dad

I watch as he walks slowly to the car. Back crooked and one leg much shorter. The years have not been kind to him. Everything takes such effort that going out is hard. But he keeps moving smiling mostly. It … Continue reading

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Day and Night

Day has dawned. The long night is over now. Be still and listen. There is much to be done. Look forward expectantly. New joys and possibilities await you as you embrace the day. There will be time for rest as … Continue reading

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Evil

There are times when we do not understand the evil that lives among us.  How can a benevolent God let this happen?  Yet brokenness is our own doing and we allow evil to thrive.  There is no justifying it. There … Continue reading

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