Dr. King

Artist Jess Regelson with MLK Elementary School Students Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only Light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that.  –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King mosaic in the lobby of MLK Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island View more art by Jess Regelson at Indian …

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Smashing Ice

Janine Debaise     He grinned and began throwing the chunks of ice. They smashed against the rock with a satisfying sound that echoed throughout the valley. After a few minutes, I took a second pair of gloves out of my camera bag and joined him…       “Maybe you can help him look …

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Healing Quote of the Day

The universe is made of stories, not atoms. –Muriel Rukeyser More about Muriel Rukeyser Previous posts of Muriel Rukeyser

The Shipping News

Annie Proulx For if Jack Buggit could escape from the pickle jar, if a bird with a broken neck could fly away, what else might be possible? Water may be older than light, diamonds crack in hot goat’s blood, mountaintops give off cold fire, forests appear in mid-ocean, it may happen that a crab is …

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Beck Think I’m stranded but I don’t know where I got this diamond I don’t know  how to shine… If we can learn how to freeze ourselves alive We can learn to leave these burdens to burn Find Orphans

A Farm Style Fairy Tale

Aisling  Before she moved to the farm, She did not know whether she was made more of Daisies and dreams Or mystery and moss… Or perhaps mostly of midnight and memories. She came to the farm so that she could sprinkle radish seeds on cool soil And then pull them up a few weeks later …

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Listening to My Own Counsel

Carmen R. Sonnes When we reach a difficult crossroad in life, we often go looking for answers outside ourselves.  In fact, the answers are almost always within us. The four black birds represent the voices and advise of others. She turns her gaze and ears inward.  The blue feather in the woman’s hair symbolizes traditional wisdom. …

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Jeanine Stewart     I sat there in that corner and watched her and how seamless her process was and how there was an air of play about it and how she didn’t seem to be thinking at all. She was just doing without worrying about the end result. She was loving the process itself. …

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Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis A bud is a flower-to-be. A flower in waiting. Waiting for just the right warmth and care to open up. It’s a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world. And that’s you. Find Bud, Not Buddy

New Year’s Quote

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. –T. S. Eliot