Subtle nuances of beauty
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9h ago
When and why did we stop  Adding these charming decorative touches  To the buildings we created?  Could it be laziness, or expediency?  Or simply that our cities grew so big  That it became more important  To be bold and striking from afar  Than to be delicately pleasing from the street?  And we — what subtle nuances   Have we sacrificed in order to be seen  By broader audiences?  When did loud and bold   Become more popular than gentle, and kind ..read more
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Confronting the stranger
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1d ago
When confronted with a being  Whose perspective and appearance  Is completely different from your own,  How do you respond?  Are you curious? Are you shy?  Do you hide behind the things that keep you safe,  Or do you scamper away in fear?  However you respond, it’s always a good idea  To keep the things you have in common  Clearly visible between you ..read more
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On the edge
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2d ago
There may be times  When someone you love  And long to protect  Comes very close to the edge,  Seemingly determined to self-destruct  And defying all offers of help.  Advice, panic, and frantic admonitions   Are not what’s needed here,  But rather openness, calm support,  And a willingness to listen  Can help to pull them back from the brink ..read more
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Illusion of innocence
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3d ago
Those of us who grew up  Trying to remain undetected and invisible  For the sake of self-protection   Might assume this guy is hiding in the flowers,  But instead, like some of the bullies  We might have been avoiding,  He has assumed a place of honor,  Surrounded by his favorite delicacies,  And is chomping away at his treats  And refusing to share  While all the while retaining the illusion  Of innocence and victimhood ..read more
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A unity of diversity
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4d ago
The new day dawns,  A study in perfection:  All things balanced —  Light and dark, color and shape,  Delicate and bold…  How blessed are we,  To live in such a world!  And when will we come to understand  How often the blending of opposites,  A unity of diversity,  Can bring results more pleasing  To the heart, brain, and eye  Than uniformity ..read more
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A foggy day
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5d ago
Rising after a sleepless night,  I find the world fogged in,  As if the weather echoes  My own mental state.  Some part of me longs to venture out  And park myself in my neighbor’s chair  To doze amid the green,  But alas, I’m meant to spend my day in a car,  Riding through a sunny, fog-free world.  Perhaps it will clear the cobwebs from my brain ..read more
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A fortieth anniversary offering
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6d ago
A humble offering of gratitude  For forty years, today, of married bliss ..read more
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Loss and growth
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1w ago
How direct his gaze!  The curiosity and intelligence,  The magnificence of his antlers,  Still fuzzy from regrowth —  Antlers which get removed in fall,  Returning, larger than ever   In the spring…  Here, too, loss and rebirth  Have become a fact of life,  Yet still we humans balk at change and loss,  Despite the growth each shift in being promises ..read more
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Web of disconnection
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1w ago
I fear that we are caught  In a tangled web of disconnection,  Where the essential characteristics  Of humanity that link us, each to each,  And to our natural surroundings   Lead us not to integration and community;  To the common ground that unites us all,  But rather to division;  A dead end that leaves our shattered selves  Flattened, isolated, broken,  And unable to resist the larger forces  That threaten to ride roughshod over all.  How can we begin to blur  That deep groove that divides us  And focus on expos ..read more
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Profusion of nature
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1w ago
The sheer, exuberant fluffiness  Of this bush draws my attention:  Evocative of everything   From bridal showers to winter snow,  It speaks to the profusion,   The infinite generosity  With which nature showers us.  Blessings.  Blessings everywhere ..read more
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