Letter Left on the Windowsill at Dawn

Painting of Tree of Life by Gary Soszynski

Life, be kind to me Give me ten years more Give me twenty Give me a masterpiece of words Give me a woman to teach me love Give me nights of passion And quiet breakfasts in bed Give me a thousand great books to read Give me bicycle rides through the countryside Give me work … Continue reading Letter Left on the Windowsill at Dawn

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Musings Upon a Cherry Tree

The cherry tree in my garden is full of fruit. Bright red against a leafy backdrop, the cherries beckon to me.  I am fond of cherries. Not so much of the cherry flavor that they put in ice cream or drinks. But of the fruits themselves, which one does not easily find in stores -- … Continue reading Musings Upon a Cherry Tree

Shh. Let Silence Speak

Can we truly understand another person? Her suffering, her fear, her aloness? When we say "I understand" or touch her elbow gently, can we offer her more than an emphatic response?  We have words and facial expressions. We have eyes and ears and patience. We have writing and phones. We have blog posts. But is it … Continue reading Shh. Let Silence Speak