Category Archives: Poetic Contemplations

A Slightly Early Easter Story

I was sure I had right well killed every one of the Oriental lilies I planted last summer, and yet… Continue reading

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Lessons from the Sage

I marvel at the determination of tender shoots forcing their way up through whatever lies between them and sunlight. Continue reading

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Riding the Long Hills and Singing in the Dark

Singing old hymns together in the car gave me good memories of my dad… and much more. Continue reading

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Think Not Too Lightly of Life’s Little Things

In the same way the least bit of light can shine through the darkness, our kindness and encouragement can lift the hearts of others. Continue reading

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Something Deeper, Stronger, Better

There is something… in all that is truly good… something stronger than the storm… Continue reading

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An Old Farmer Takes Stock of Loss

Any time when we have the opportunity to help someone else is a time for sowing good seed, whether in tragedy or just the usual. Continue reading

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The Inertia of Sadness

In the same way that one simple thing or another can trigger depression, doing one simple thing can be the start to turning things around. Continue reading

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