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The Stations of the Year

“Till summer folds her miracle…when sacrament is done” Emily Dickinson, Poem #342 Chalice after chalice opened day after day Until autumn crocus filled and faded. That holy season closed with their benediction. Blessed be the smaller celebrations of winter camellia … Continue reading

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A Moment of Peace Within all the Bustle

Winter Solstice can be a time to enjoy and explore quiet and inner peace.   Midwinter–the year’s shortest days, longest nights, and for some of us the hush of snow.  I welcome the respite from shopping, wrapping and festivities  that a … Continue reading

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Winter’s Wardrobe

In the cold time of short days and longest nights evergreens preen proudly in wraps of needle green, while humbler trees’ branches, unclothed until spring, bear chill. Then  snow in its pity shawls them with white as it quilts and … Continue reading

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Sultana

My mother worked alongside her servants. She was first to rise, to get their work ready. My father was highly respected. He handled the banking of Serbs and Croats alike, and proudly paraded his Romanian wife Before the rest of … Continue reading

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