faithhopeLOVE

In a book that contains some pretty great wisdom, there is a passage that says that three things will last forever: faith, hope and love.  And of the three, the greatest is love.  I think that the reasoning behind this, is because with love the other two are much easier to locate and sustain.  It isn’t that difficult to find people who have faith and/or hope and yet seem to have very little love in their hearts.  But it has […]

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But, I don’t hate YOU…

Because I cry.

There is a soft pink emotional underbelly to me that I don’t usually show to complete strangers.  However, it has been seen on more than one occasion by those who know me.  My family has seen it.  My colleagues have seen it.  Folks who have stood still long enough to chat about my children, relationships or autism have seen it — but, not complete and total strangers, as a rule.  Strangers come and go so quickly that there isn’t much […]

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Boy Meets Girl (2.0)

Boy and Girl meet in High School Drama Class in the late 1970’s.  Both were creative teenagers, tender 14 year old Freshmen with visions of stars, certainly not each other (yet), in their eyes.  Cast in Little Women, Boy played Professor Bhaer to Girl’s Jo and at the end of the play, the characters ended up married – while the young actors would remain friends… for the next 34 years. They remained the dearest of friends, Boy and Girl, holding each […]

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Little Gifts of Life

Last Thursday, I was having a pretty difficult morning (hospital visits can be tough), so I stopped off at the lobby coffee shop for liquid strength.  Standing at the cash register, I felt someone’s arms grab me by the shoulder and I thought, “I’m PRETTY sure I don’t know anybody here.”  Turning around confirmed, that a stranger had indeed grabbed me.  Poor woman started to sputter that she’d made a terrible mistake, thinking that I was someone else.  I replied, […]

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To All the Valentines I’ve Loved Before

Valentine’s Day.  The manufactured holiday that has everyone thinking of relationship status.  I don’t care how strong you try to be, the ghosts of past, present and future love haunts every advertisement for candy, flowers and jewelry.  Depending on your frame of mind come February 14th, that stupid Cupid falls very distinctly into one of two camps: Cute or Crap (not for nuthin’ does he wear a diaper). This morning, I started to think about those that I have loved. […]

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Stupid Cupid.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and, for some, telling it to not let the door hit it in the rump on the way out is putting it mildly.  Made-up holiday or not, it does for one solitary day bring one’s focus to the subject of L.O.V.E. which I’ve found can be a sticky wicket for… well, everyone.   If you have a sweetheart on February 14th then most people think you’ve got it made.  There are no worries about […]

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Books and their covers. Under the covers.

They say one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the older I get, well that just turns out to be true, over and over again.  Some pulpy paperbacks, no matter how you dress them up and send them to market, are still unsavory.  And some people, no matter how delicious they seem to be at first blush, are tasteless.  You have to spend quality time with a book to really know its contents.  The same is true of […]

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