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  • Living the parting hour.

    On the Death of Anne Brontë By Charlotte Bronte There’s little joy in life for me,      And little terror in the grave;I ‘ve lived the parting hour to see      Of one I would have…

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    Even in my sleep.

      “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forgetfalls drop by drop upon the heart,until, in our own despair,against our will,comes wisdomthrough the awful grace of God.” -Aeschylus     I’ll love…

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    Forever 28. Three years old.

        Friday marked the third anniversary of my sister Joscelyne’s death.   Around 8AM, I pulled the black and white photo of her, ensconced in a shiny, mirrored frame, off the…

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    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

      Z and one of the butterflies.   Before seven this morning, I sat down on my couch, flipped open my laptop and read.    I heard the tiny fluttering wings of…

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    Lent- Day 31: Let it be to me.

    “Paolo de Matteis – The Annunciation” by Paolo de Matteis (Wiki Commons)       Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. For those unfamiliar, from Wikipedia:     The Feast of…

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    Lent- Days 27 & 28: We’ll always love Big Poppa.

        My daddy passed away today a few minutes after one P.M. Defying expectations, he survived over two days off the respirator, which makes perfect sense knowing how big his heart…

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    Lent- Day 26: Waiting.

    We sat today, waiting. Waiting for my dad to die.   He was moved to hospice this week, and a little after 11 this morning, they shut off the respirator.   My…

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    Water, ice and crumbling pearls.

      (Screenshot, “Boss”)    “I wonder what it’s like to take the shape of the space you’re in?” -Tom Kane, “Boss”     That scene, pictured above, from the defunct Starz drama,…

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    Transfiguring life.

    (Source)   Yesterday was the Feast of The Transfiguration of Jesus, a day observed by millions of Christians worldwide. The story can be found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.…

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    Hehehe.

        Although I have four cousins who are part German, I’m backing Pope Francis, uh er, Argentina.