Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Life and death, a twisted vine sharing a single root…” Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

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Dawn Chorus

Sitting by the full-blooming dogwood tree, dappled white, drinking my tea, watching dawn happen. The half-moon, still bright in mid-sky, slips in and out of view, as scudding clouds roll by. Shapes emerge from darkness, presenting themselves as trees, fence … Continue reading

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Now I understand that part of the myth of Aphrodite—you know, the part about her being so fickle, just loving what was in front of her. Well, the myth also says that when she was born out of the sea, … Continue reading

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The View From Earthsprings

Only two weeks since the frost, yet already all these weeds to pull and the long, long conversation again: “You have the whole meadow, the whole forest, why must you grow among the amaryllis, the beans, the resurgent larkspur?” And … Continue reading

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