Lilies of the Valley

Mindful Symbols

I am a big believer in the power of symbolism be it a phrase, an icon, or a flower. Mindful symbols root us and feed our souls. When my daughter Emma was an infant, we put wallpaper in her bedroom. Lilies of the valley on a cream background with pink accents. For the poet William
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seamless grey sky

Faith in the Sun

Last week the sky was replaced by a seamless blanket the color of danger. Rain flowed down the roof and into gutters with the steady pace of a metronome. Cast in black, my favorite trees looked arthritic with branches bent and crooked. I commune with the sun every morning. Today, I’d have to have faith.
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The Rocking Chair

I bought a rocking chair, put it on the outdoor porch, and set it eastward. While my intention was to sit with the sunrise, I find myself rocking throughout the day. Unexpectedly too, I’ve become friends with some daisies. They are clustered near the porch door. I see them crystal-clear from my rocker, leaning in
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bud vase with daisies in morning light

From the Morning Light

Home alone this morning, I was all excited about making a banana pancake and pouring real maple syrup from my tiny ceramic pitcher. I sat down at the kitchen counter with the newspaper and my pancake. I took the first bite with my head bent toward the front page. And then I noticed the morning
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