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At last, signs of autumn

sasanqua blossoms star white ice pink deep scarlet — cool weather coming  

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And the seasons turn

sweet gentle autumn — soft sun’s slow shifting transit cool breeze on aged skin  

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Heart healing

Sometimes rifts develop in precious relationships, and the wounding becomes so deep and so painful that the people can no longer bear to talk to each other or to be in each other’s presence. I suspect many or even most … Continue reading

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Admiring the trunk of the crepe myrtle tree

grey-gold silken bark — Mother Nature’s hand-painted soft-washed masterpiece  

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Infinite possibilities

when walking, look up — vast horizons drift beyond the treescaped canvas  

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Celebrating the first year of my new life

At 10am on Thursday 23 February 2012, life shunted me onto an unanticipated fork in the road. I knew straight away I was having a stroke — even though I spent the next twenty or thirty minutes resisting the knowing. … Continue reading

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Peace and beauty

Every morning, I sit at my table and write, freehand, a stream of consciousness spill. A morning page or so. There’s a bit going on at the moment — the first anniversary of my stroke is approaching, and on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Walking and writing as therapy

Grief is such a bastard. It looms up from nowhere, at unanticipated moments, and floors you. Last night, my writing group met for the first time this year. We meet in members’ homes, and last night’s meeting was only a … Continue reading

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Walking with my umbrella

blessed rain drifting my spirit through bright fragrant dripping shades of green  

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The nature of recovery

A week or so ago, I was quietly celebrating a small but noticeable improvement in my stamina. Not that my capabilities had really improved much, but I was able to stretch the boundaries slightly and bounce back from deep exhaustion … Continue reading

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