apart and close

To be apart from a loved one, yet feel close to them – defying the distance – is a blessing that offers comfort and contentment. To be close to the beloved, yet feel apart and separate – across a chasm of...

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thoughts in the dark, seven parts

Sometimes things are hard. Not starving-in-Africa hard. Not sold-into-slavery hard. Not homeless-under-a-bridge hard. Not… You get the idea. Just because it isn’t worse does not mean it’s not hard. Sometimes I...

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return to the days of Mordor

These last few weeks before the turning of the season are pretty dark. To be fair, the first few weeks after the solstice will be pretty dark also, but we will know intellectually – and maybe viscerally – that things...

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