Category Archives: awareness

Sunshine

I was hoping to sit by the bank of windows, their light murky and scattered by years of grime. Ceiling tiles overhead have been removed to reveal years of dry, and maybe, wet rot. A spare classroom. Used for students … Continue reading

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Candy-coated?

I’ve noticed something, when I read the blogs of other women who have entered religious life, and leave their blog running for the sake of future readers, education, information, to say “I was here”, &c. All their blogs are explicitly … Continue reading

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Silence

I’m thinking about silence itself as an object/presence recently. Immediately in my reaction field is a post I was reading from another blogger here on WP. In my work as a child and adolescent therapist to some of the poorer … Continue reading

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jumbled

something happened and I became lost in the tangle. I heard you say, far and away, to stay focused and to stay with you. Eyes peeled as grapes and breath held to burning, I couldn’t stay with you and I … Continue reading

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