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ADVENT

n.  1: a penitential period beginning four Sundays before Christmas.  2: the coming of Christ.  3: a coming into being or use.                 “…Brothers and sisters: you know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.  Fr our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is […]

AN INSPIRATION

                “…sometimes—rarely, but magnificently—there comes a day when you’re open and relaxed enough to…receive…Your defenses might slacken and your anxieties might ease, and then magic can slip through.  The idea, sensing your openness, will start to do its work on you.  It will send the universal physical and emotional signals of inspiration (the chills up […]

SHADOWS OF THE FAR SHORE

                They walked together nineteenth century streets of an old harbor town; brick sidewalks and lane rising from water in narrow alleys up sloping seaside hills, clapboard sided townhomes painted in muti-color arrays as the sound of traffic carried over lanes made for horse and cart and now rattled with loose and shifted bricks under […]

THANKSGIVING

                There is a lot in life that draws us away, detracts us from presence in a moment, stealing focus from all we have into foolish for what we lack.                  The last few days, I have slowed down, played more football in backyard than I can remember, explored docks and mud shoals, rediscovered small […]

BECOMING BEAUTY

                She woke to view of him in room, profiled silhouette at desk before banded sheets of light through drawn, dark wooded blinds; his expression illuminated in yellow glow of black iron lamp under flaxen shade resting beside him on desk, its glow leaving aura in reach and cast into the room.                  She watched […]

FRECKLED STARS

                Her sky was inverse to night’s—white expanse broken with freckled stars becoming constellations that, even as surface, painted endless depths in discernment of her details.                 As dawn from rising sun, her sky blushed in rosed and living hue to warmth and touch-effect of storytelling tongue that spoke upon her stars; breathing life to […]

NEW STORY

                They fell to sleep in warmed embrace as snow fell in cooling silence, stilling world of haste.                 They woke in morning to snow’s blanket cover and glow-hint promise of new-day light on horizon’s crest.  In sun’s arriving rise, light shone silver into rooms through translucent iced and frost-glazed glass that would soon melt […]

AUTUMN VANTAGE

                Annie sat by open window reading as wind of autumn air filled and changed spirit in room.  Cool breath of the wind struck over face, fluttering curtains, hair and book page edges as her body warmed beneath sweater and patterned poncho frock.                 Between turnings of book’s pages, she observed sky’s change across the […]

SPIRITUAL REALITIES

                I received an angel-message today.  I was struggling with something in spirit.  I was weak, and mind dwelled somewhere that it shouldn’t.                  Alone, I was burdened and ready to concede to affecting lesser state of spirit.  I was committed to follow where I knew I should not go.  Then, just as I was […]

LOVER’S LOT

    They created life of shared fruitfulness, taking joy in small toils that came in working earth; of suntanned skin and dirt-stained hands adorned in seeing bounties rise; tending with hands their small lotted place; ending days with the sun, in calming tiredness that is reward for expended effort and time well used.  After sun departed, […]