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Another country…

« Qu’il est loin mon pays, qu’il est loin… » Claude Nougaro “…and Claude Nougaro,” said my boss, brandishing the baguette. Her husband nodded. The three of us were at the dinner table, lingering over the cheese as usual. My … Continue reading

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The Key ~ Balroop Singh #writephoto

The key to his heart was always with me But I never turned it The secrets within – I had deciphered Words seemed superfluous I could hear when it spoke softly Angst lay within Those crevices I explored alone To … Continue reading

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An iceberg universe

Fat little fingers hold up the toy as she peers at her reflection, laughing at herself. That she is, at two years old, very self-aware is evident in the way she plays with her own and her family’s reflections in … Continue reading

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Whitby weekend: Making soul cakes?

There is more to a Silent Eye workshop than a simple wander in the landscape, but although the shape of the weekend may be carefully crafted, much of what happens next comes from the intent of those who attend. Working … Continue reading

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Close to home

I had occasion recently to talk with someone whose actions had once caused me a good deal of pain. I was asked, in the light of later maturity, if I could ever forgive them. I found that I could not. … Continue reading

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Guest author: Andrea Torrey Balsara ~ I Dreamed a Dream   

It was daylight. I was alone on a dirt road that stretched as far as I could see. There were no houses…no trees… Just me. I glided along the road. I couldn’t see my hands, or anything that would identify … Continue reading

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They Bowed ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“They bow, you see,” Mir explained. The child held on silently to his hand. Mir peered down at the small head, so uncharacteristically still, the red curls shining like molten gold under the sun. The quiet lingered and Mir did … Continue reading

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Whether? #midnighthaiku

* Will we ever know If here and there are the same Which way blows the wind *

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Shine…

Have you ever thought how fragmented we are most of the time? Bits of our attention are given or called here and there, certain of our skills and talents required but seldom more than that. If I am asked to … Continue reading

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Perspective #midnighthaiku

Myopic vision The beauty of the whole lost Blinded by details A softer focus A wider view encompassed Understanding grows  

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