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missive: laugh

January 31, 2011

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Dear one, I love your laugh. There was a moment once, when you were completely unprotected, completely open and ready. You were safe in that moment but I don’t know that you were fully aware of it. For whatever reason you let yourself sense that feeling or see that image or hear those words so […]

bliss…

January 29, 2011

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I spent most of the week at a blogging conference called Blissdom. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have figured that out, certainly. Ok so here’s what I think- I think I let my introverted nature get the best of me far too often. Don’t misunderstand me, I love being an introvert. I identify […]

fotos: simple…

January 28, 2011

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It may be nothing that I’m drawn to anything announcing itself as “simple.” That I consider myself “complicated” may provide a clue. Perhaps I am always in search of the bottom line, the arching curve, the aching hope that someplace “simple” still exists.

Make your own metaphor….

January 27, 2011

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A while back I offered up chance for you to hone your own wikkid metaphorical skillz with “make your own metaphor” days. In light of the fact that poor “grab bag thursday” is quickly becoming a wilting wallflower languishing in the corner I thought I’d give it a chlorophyll injection and start back up with […]

volcano…

January 26, 2011

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The thing about Mount St. Helen’s is not that it erupted but that it erupted with so much more force than was expected. The mountain was watched for years. There were signals, there were signs. For days, weeks even, the mountain was watched closely. Residents were warned, plans were made. That it erupted was not […]

and now…this…

January 25, 2011

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The first Mrs Metaphor must indeed be Emily Dickinson….queen of looking deep into the quotidian, she’s an idol of mine, I admit. Emily was an outrageously prolific poet. In a way I think she took everything into herself and translated it for us into the language of the poet. Everything was poetry to her and […]

missive: moments…

January 24, 2011

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Dear one, Out of 1440 minutes in each day how many moments do you count? How often do you stop and just drink in one moment. Do you take time to notice the scent in the air? The smile on the face of someone close? The sounds outside your window? These are moments worth noting, […]

fotos: footsteps

January 21, 2011

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What peace comes of unbroken snow- that crisp covering containing crystals so common and magical even the neighborhood cats cannot resist

solving for x…

January 20, 2011

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I wonder what life would have been like if no one had ever thought to invent algebra. I haven’t taught algebra yet to any of my children. I mean to say that in our unschooling lives I have yet to crack open a book on algebra with them at the kitchen table. I’m avoiding it […]

work…

January 19, 2011

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I don’t know about words like “salvation” and “saved.” I don’t know what those mean in this post-(insert culturally relevant trending word here) world. I didn’t know what they meant in the modern world or the ancient world. I was raised Catholic. We didn’t talk about being “saved.” I have no idea when this first […]

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