Tag Archives: courage

I was Silent Too.

  I was raped 40 years ago, when I was 16.  I didn’t know it was rape at the time, because in 1977 rape was what happened to a woman by a stranger in a dark alley.  The term date … Continue reading

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Quick on Her Feet

When I was twelve my body shot up until I am the height I am now… 5 ft 9. I was the tallest kid in the whole elementary school, boy or girl. I was all knees and wobbly ankles while … Continue reading

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The Unfurling

How fragile and tender                                that little girl yearning Just wanting to be loved and to love. Building beautiful cities inside her         … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Divine

“Her eyes rest on his, or his on hers.  Green-flecked.  He feels a tug.  A continent still unexplored and he about to leave! A pang, a tiny pang of loss, shoots through him.  Pain not without pleasure, like certain grades … Continue reading

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Embracing The Waves

Every day of our lives we stand in waist-high surf as waves roll towards us.  Some days the waves are gentle and warm and caress us as they flow around us.  Some days the waves are angry and harsh, bitterly … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Things Of Life

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. -Anne Frank When I opened my vintage shop this morning, it was with a weary and aching heart. It felt like such an effort to do … Continue reading

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I Am Building My Own Damn Wall

I am heartsick and devastated. I have always thought that there was more love in the world than hate but I found out differently tonight. It’s going to take me some time to get used to this new reality. I … Continue reading

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