Tag Archives: small moments of joy

Unwasted time

I couldn’t get phone messages all summer. Instead I got annoyed texts telling me my voicemail box was full. Yeah, I know, my phone needed my attention. But it had to compete with activities and hours of planning for my … Continue reading

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Head games

Euphoric. That was my feeling after Forrest Walker (yes, that’s his real name) treated me post-concussion. His simple touch on my abdomen, chest, thigh and head magically shifted the intangible energy within my body in indefinable ways. A fluid sense … Continue reading

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Finding heart in darkness

We humans are fascinated with negativity, with vitriol, the dark side. Good versus evil sells at the movies and plays out everywhere from politics to interpersonal relations. Lookyloos actually click on terrorist videos of beheadings. Hate is spewed everywhere there … Continue reading

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On a lighter note… (31 for 21)

Someone got a hair cut. Happy middle of Down syndrome awareness month! Not quite 31 for 21. In honor of Down syndrome awareness month, I am posting to this blog nowhere near every day for 31 days to increase awareness … Continue reading

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Brotherly love (31 for 21)

The expansive love a new mother feels cannot be described. Perhaps only one who has given birth can get what it’s like to have such tremendous affection for another being. Motherhood increases the capacity of one’s heart so deeply, so … Continue reading

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A wedding and a funeral

My father died last week. I still haven’t really cried. That happens sometimes. We just don’t know what we feel, or we’re too busy to feel. Or, we’re not ready to feel. In any case, it still feels crummy. The … Continue reading

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Apples and Honey

A friend I rarely talk to these days messaged me. She said she could tell things were looking up for me. I suppose she meant based on my intermittent Facebook posts – those unwitting barometers of my late-night screen-time zone … Continue reading

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