Tag Archives: life

Of love and water

I began watering my grapes in February. I live in the hill country in southern Arizona. Our season starts early but it’s not Phoenix. We get cold days and nights still in February and even some cold days in March. … Continue reading

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Two Months

Two months ago today my husband died. It seems like forever, it seems like yesterday. My son and I went to visit a woman last week who I have been friends with for more than ten years. She was already … Continue reading

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My life as a Dream

Last night as I was sleeping I looked and  saw myself in a dream.  I was sitting on a rocky outcropping, privileged to stop and rest for a time in the warmth of the sun. I felt the sun’s rays … Continue reading

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For Abbie

The need to write, the yearning heart Impels the braver ones to start. So many try, but few are chosen To publish words of silk or poison. Pen to paper, mind and eye Look within or scan the sky. Some … Continue reading

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A Ceiba in Arizona

The Ceiba tree, otherwise known as the silk floss or the cotton floss tree is a remarkable, beautiful tree. It is considered the Maya Sacred Tree of Life, growing to be extremely tall and connecting the earth to the sky, … Continue reading

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Two is better than one

In Nazi concentration camps researchers found that the “basic unit of survival was the pair, not the individual.”  It was in pairs that prisoners kept alive the semblance of humanity.  Pairs stole food and clothing for each other, exchanged small … Continue reading

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Snow on the Desert

Tuesday, Januaray 29, 2013   When I wake up this morning the house is quiet.  It is still not quite light.  For the first time in several nights I do not hear rain falling in the night, lulling me into … Continue reading

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