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“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” –Hafiz It’s been a crazy couple of months, friends. Over the past few weeks, Marina’s crying has gone from bad to worse. Despite her pediatrician repeatedly telling me that — “She’s healthy, just colicky” — my gut has been telling me something different. I…

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Hope in the Dark Places

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus Yesterday was one of those gorgeous “spring tease” days. For…

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Defined

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” –Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility In other words, talk is cheap. When I look back on my life, and define this time in it, I know what I want to say. Yet at this moment, I cannot. There are a few…

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Today is wild and it is yours.

“She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.” — Brian Andreas Remember my Road Trip/Wanderlust post from August? Well, it’s happening! We are headed off on our first official family vacation and my first-ever “real” road…

Bravery

As Borges said in his writings, “There is no other virtue than being brave.” And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. —Paulo Coelho I’ve been starting this post (in my head) all day. It was going to…

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Silence

“A woman once described a friend of hers as being such a keen listener that even the trees leaned toward her, as if they were speaking their innermost secrets into her listening ears. Over the years I’ve envisioned that woman’s silence, a hearing full and open enough that the world told her its stories. The…

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autumnal thoughts…

“I’ve had the wind knocked out of me, but never the hurricane.” —Jeffery McDaniel “The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me. Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a…