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Attending to the Ordinary is One of the Great Blessings of being Alive

In one of my earlier posts, “Footprints, ” I had commented on how I have become newly aware of the great blessing of paying attention to the ordinary.   216 more words

Tell me

I have been dilatory at blogging recently – plenty to reflect on but ….  And here come excuses, but I have just read Anthony Wilson’s… 339 more words

Words, Words, Words

“Those who believe they believe in God, but without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe on in the idea of God, and not in God himself.” – Unamuno… 326 more words

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This grasshopper, I mean

Just in from gardening, tackling the massively overgrown rockery at the front of the house, pruning what wisteria I can reach, and greeting neighbours. It’s Saturday and a steady procession were on their way down to the local post office – lucky us to still have one – and stopped to chat. 409 more words

The shadowy figure of loss

Last week, our family marked a sad anniversary because it’s been four years now since my nephew died. In another month, it will also be four years since my sister-in-law died. 269 more words

What I'm Thinking Today

The Summer Day

The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–

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