Tag Archives: love

FORWARD, venturing

My husband and I shared our last dinner as a couple during a blizzard in February. The house was quiet as we made plans over a meal of chicken pie and salad like a thousand other meals, during countless other … Continue reading

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FINIS, et

If only people could be more like dogs. Kind. Loyal. Committed to a fault. Always playful and interested. How about a treat? I really love you … was that a squirrel? Oh yeah. Back to you. I love you. So … Continue reading

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FLAME, keeper of the

My cousin Bobby died last week. It was expected after a long illness, so it shouldn’t have thrown me like it did when I got the call. But my heart sank to a very sad place that I didn’t get … Continue reading

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FOR granted

My father, who is a week shy of his 88th birthday, has always been a quiet man. My mother used to reminisce, annoyed, about parties at which he would stand silently in a corner while she attempted to draw him … Continue reading

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FIRST FLOWER

I have to thank an unlikely lush, green friend by the porch door for teaching me a lesson today. King Lily, as I call it, is a tall, prolific plant that is the first of its kind in that garden … Continue reading

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FATHER’S day

It felt like the world stopped spinning the day my father died. It was 4:51 a.m. on a cool summer morning at just that moment when the bottomless black of night begins to brighten – the time when spirits, if … Continue reading

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FERVENTLY, wishing

I keep finding myself lost in time this weekend as Memorial Days from the past flood my brain — they are drowning me in bittersweet memories of those who have come and gone in my life. I’ve been thinking of … Continue reading

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