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Standing Under Stones of Suffering and Wonder

Sentence The body of a starving horse cannot forget the size it was born to. —Jane Hirshfield A few weeks ago, I listened to the rain come down all night and thought about the grief people live with, the suffering … Continue reading

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Being Brought Low

Living in India for nine years, you see difficult things—sights and experiences there are few words to adequately describe, that must be experienced to be grasped, and even then, can barely be comprehended. When you see the multitudes of families … Continue reading

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Drawing Up From Great Roots

Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final –Rainer Maria Rilke In a short time from now, I’ll be moving from India. After nearly a decade in this country, I won’t live here … Continue reading

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Out of Smoke and Silence

Last night the smoke in Delhi was thick. The acrid smell climbed in to all the crevices and cracks in doors and window frames and asserted itself with caustic breath. The air quality index nearby at RK Puram rated the … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain of Uncertainty

I’ve done a number of challenging things over the years, at least they were challenging for me. One summer I biked up the west coast of Ireland with my husband, nephew, and two other friends. The most difficult day was … Continue reading

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