Tag Archives: spirituality

Thread of Life

From one end to the other, a single continuous strand. Deliciously delicate. Colorful and bright. Our job is to see it through without breaking it. At times, a breeze to follow, the pattern recognizable and clear. At others, an indecipherable tangle, … Continue reading

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Honor Song

At the Natick Praying Indians Annual Harvest Moon Powwow, there was a special honor song in memory of another mother, her son, and my mother. Knowing there were only five of us completing the first path around the sacred circle … Continue reading

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The Heart Needs a Reason to Continue Beating

My closest sister-friend and I were recently discussing the well documented critical period that occurs the third day, following heart surgery. According to experts, on day three, patients go into what is described as a “very dark place”. If there is … Continue reading

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Vantage Point

There were twelve of us for dinner. A baker’s dozen if you count Emma, the delightful four-legged who loved us all up, and was generous with her toys. We were blessed with three of our family’s remaining elders, a pair … Continue reading

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A Walkabout the Four Directions

Though not a walkabout in the traditional sense, caring for mom, is a spiritual journey. Far from the work, life, and homes in Canada, CT, and the South Bronx, despite new and re-connected friends, this path is most often traveled in … Continue reading

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International Intrigue and Outreach

For the month of January I used an inexpensive paid Stumbleupon application to steer potential visitors to my blog and tracked the results. Some information, like the fact that the highest usage age category of Stumblers is 17-25 years old, … Continue reading

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