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The Calm Spot

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  The Calm Spot This morning I woke to the sound of a bird, with the sun rising outside my window and with a small wish to close my eyes again and sleep a few more minutes.  Ten and twenty and thirty years ago, I woke the same way.    Tomorrow and the next day and […]

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Av Revoir Freda Blume

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Av Revoir Freda Blume Nine years ago, you sit across from me on your father’s lap On a train-ride back from Bruges. Your father tells me your name, “Freda… Freda Blume” In a very thick French accent. You are no older than three And I swear I’ve met you before. Your small hand reaches across […]

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“Come with Me”

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“Come with Me” Not a question and not a demand But an invitation that cannot be refused A gentle hand waiting to be taken That leads into a once-feared place of dark No resistance within And a willingness to give up and follow With a trust beyond words Beyond knowing and emotion It is an […]

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