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    Once upon a time, there was a Little Girl Who Shone Like the Sun. She was a Little Girl with a Wild, Beautiful Heart and Passion for Yellow. One day, the Mother planted a Tree with Big Yellow Flowers – in honor of her Little Girl – on the Edge of Their Home. Years passed. […]

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Mercy, Mercy

        Well, there’s sugar on the old spoon, Let’s do that old dance around your front room, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come … *** It was Good Friday. The sweet beautiful man who had turned to Christ in November when the Magdalene had come […]

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  I like your hair, the stranger said from across the table. It looks like yours, I said, smiling at him. You’re right! he said, laughing at himself … *** We had met as strangers in November. Each with the intention of healing the other. For each of us the healing was the stuff of […]

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More Love, Please

      “The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” – His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet *** Years ago, a teacher gave me a lesson I have not forgotten: that while you cannot control what happens around […]

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Motherless Child

*** It will come When you’re broken, When your heart is finally open, When you’re down, Down and troubled, When you’re lost among the rubble* … *** I sat at the counter waiting for my food to come. Hiding my face under my Virgin of Guadalupe trucker hat. “Excuse me,” said a woman who had […]

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Stone Lullaby

        When the birds are just tuning up still, And the dawn breaks on your windowsill, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** “You couldn’t have a better day than today!” said the man with his dog. “Isn’t it gorgeous? You can still smell the […]

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