Category Archives: change

On Steps of Blue

The flood of September 2011 in Pennsylvania and neighboring states entered my childhood home uninvited and very unwelcomed. There was no loss of life, but it made quite a mess and disrupted the lives of people I love. Thirty years of hard work making a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Rilke’s First Duino Elegy

“Yes, springtime needed you! The very stars, row on row, sparkled for your attention.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The First Duino Elegy   Hope I saw the flock of dry leaves tumbling overhead being swept away, and I did notice … Continue reading

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A Butterfly in Training

“From cocoon forth a butterfly As lady from her door emerged…” ~Emily Dickinson For the past two years or so I’ve been on a journey – a journey of discovering myself.  It was difficult, but it needed to be done. … Continue reading

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