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In a heartbeat

Warm mud squishes through my toes I am walking through sand and shells, tide flats and the narrow channel of the Swinomish river which pours itself into Puget Sound It is September 10, 70 degrees a shelf of clouds dissolves … Continue reading

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The house with many rooms

“Grief is like living in a house with many rooms, each with a different name: sadness, anger, fear, celebration, remembering, joy, gratitude.  A friend suggested that the key to abiding in this house is to leave the door to each … Continue reading

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Fear falling

It’s autumn and the kaleidoscope blurrs and shifts in gold, orange, crimson   falling leaves in brazen death looking like joy shivering toward the forest floor   it was the cold snap that cut their last  breaths  revealing such naked … Continue reading

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Huckleberry Saint

You swept the floor of the earth with your hair and scooped up the water and drank it   all that was left for you now   one last dip into a northern blue bowl   where  you and Susie … Continue reading

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A quick visit

My mom came to me yesterday. I told her it was ok if she stayed for a bit this time. She did not. In a few moments, her scent, her presence slipped away as suddenly as it had come. I … Continue reading

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Falling in love every day

“Somewhere each day we have to fall in love with someone, something, some moment, event, phrase. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart. Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, … Continue reading

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