Category Archives: inspirational

Arms Distance Plus Three

Jean E. Taddonio I’m up extra early this a.m., keeping my ear plugs in…the ones I’ve grown accustomed to in the night as if today’s reality will stay away…maybe for a time it will. It’s been weeks since I’ve felt … Continue reading

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Little Things

It was a small thing noting the name tag of the  twenty-something young man behind the counter or was he a teen Ivan Focused and serious when he took our fast-food order then served us  He made sure all was … Continue reading

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Shadow Silence

Her tears were stifled by her mother’s grief shaming sorrow into secrecy shrouding childhood innocence like sinister clouds on a windless day crawling their shadows across blue turned gray silence had the only ears to hear and then the girl … Continue reading

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Tangled Tears

Tangled Tears                          I’m close to the ground pulling weeds beneath our tree the breeze ruffles my hair while I listen for my chimes to sing their ring There is silence. I lift my gaze to see metal tubes tangled … Continue reading

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Vanity

Vanity Release to others the image of your face you can never see it on your own Mirrors and camera lenses distort the truth Choose instead, reflections from a still blue pond to paint your best likeness when the wind … Continue reading

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The Bagel Pair

Bagel Shop Pair The bustle of the bagel shop continues but is sweeter now with their quiet arrival. One leads the other, with a firm grip of the hand. Both are nearly the same age, in their 60’s. They have … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Rain

Within arms distance glassy sheen gleams on top of my weeds pearls from some distant sea translucent with joy like a child’s eyes after rain when puddles beckon come play and the grass glows emerald green Perhaps I’m in Ireland … Continue reading

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Sunny Silence

“The secret to joy: never suppress positive curiosity ; Get involved, because life is meant to be lived.” Pope Francis I step into the Walmart super-store and see them right away. “WOW,” I say out loud, with no one near … Continue reading

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In the broken place where we live, hope can be found in the cracks If a dandelion can push herself up from the earth though a sliver of light in cement and be called a weed —or a flower by … Continue reading

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Chapel Confession

Chapel Confession I can hear the clamoring of whoever entered the chapel behind me, after I’ve settled in and seeking my silence. Out of the corner of my eye, I see part of a walker, the source of interruption to … Continue reading

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