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#BlogElul 26: Hope

              Prayer – 5775 Each new year begins with hope for endings of our harmful ways and beginnings of growth and return. For myself, I hope to stop hating myself to keep writing poetry … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 18: Pray

Prayer, for me, is a gift. A gift of time to commune with God whatever/whoever that means the God inside, nature, a higher power, a mystical being. Prayer, for me, is about ritual. Over the years, I have created my … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 3: Bless

Blessings are funny things. They come trippingly off the tongue when someone sneezes.  Earlier this week, I mortified my daughter when a woman walking into Target in front of us sneezed, and I called out “Bless You” in my usual … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

I have spent my life hating my body. Feeding it to stop the pain. Stuffing my mouth…to forget my father stuffing it. Eating won’t make it go away. Ignoring won’t make it go away. Numbing can’t make it go away. … Continue reading

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Hey Muse! Where Are You?

Writing, expressing, speaking out, are my salvation. My way home. Sometimes, though, the muse takes a break. She must need it, with all that I demand–no…beg–of her. I find myself without words, without ideas, without my lifeblood. What to do? … Continue reading

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Hope Is Not a Four Letter Word

As you may be able to tell by now, I’m not always in despair; not a permanent resident of the dark side. Being able to move from darkness to light is what gives me hope, and keeps me going even … Continue reading

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Where is God?

I am without God today. Devastatingly without God. Without hope. I stress today, because I know it will not be forever. It just feels like it. Just. Hah…just. What a silly minimization. Unjust, more like. The feeling overwhelms, threatens to … Continue reading

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