Monthly Archives: January 2013

rearview mirrors

The bane and blessing of aging is the growing collection of rearview mirrors.  The mirrors are precious because they hold the sweet memories of our baby’s touch and the first kiss of our beloved.  The mirrors are also painful as … Continue reading

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Swan Song – A Closing Sermon

1. Swan Song A swansong is the exquisite burst of music at the close of a silent life, at least according to ancient legends about the swan. So it is with amusement that after a lifetime of making words come … Continue reading

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In the River

A story is told of an old man who falls into a raging river just above the rapids.  His friends frantically reach for him as the current carries him toward danger.  Helpless they watch as his lifeless body is plunged … Continue reading

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milkweed

there is nothing so apparently lifeless as a milkweed pod in the autumn nothing so apparently lifeless as a stone shrouded tomb more will be revealed there is nothing as pernicious as a milkweed seed in a farmer’s field there … Continue reading

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A Sewing Story

“In my end is my beginning.”  – T.S. Eliot On Friday I received the news: my sewing machine was irreparable.  It was a simple machine and old, but it represents so much of who I am that as I listened … Continue reading

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