The Written Word

I used to be enamored with the beauty of the written word. As I’ve grown older I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of clear meaning. The beauty of a well-told story no matter how beautiful the writing. I think it has to do with my attention span growing shorter.

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The Sky

I don’t look at the sky enough. Now that the weather is warming up, perhaps I’ll spend more time outside after dark enjoying the stars. It’s easy to glance up at the sunrise or sunset, the swooping birds or passing planes during the day, which I do often. But the night sky has gone from my frequent view. I miss it.

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Move to Canada

Have you ever looked into what would actually be involved if you decided to move to Canada? Can you just show up, find a job and go about your business, or is there more involved? Canada is a bit cold for me among English speaking countries. I’ve always dreamed of moving to New Zealand. Mountains, ocean, penguins – it’s perfect. But the people in New Zealand don’t want you and just showing up and finding a job is out of the question.

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Hello Yellow

I love yellow. Yellow makes me happy. I love spring because of the yellow daffodils and the yellow forsythia and the bright clear light that makes the yellow pop like a balm for the winter worn soul. Hello, yellow.

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The Right to Privacy

I can envision a future in which humans are fitted with technology at birth. Who has a right to the information in those bits of computer data? Are we like dogs, where anyone can read our chips? Or do we have a right to privacy as the Constitution guarantees? What does privacy entail in a digital age?

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Early Spring

It’s an early spring this year. Record high heat in February with bulbs pushing through the ground, buds ready to unfurl on the trees, and dry soil crying for more water. The whole earth is off schedule.

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Elections

Oh, my goodness, isn’t this the worst election ever? And we have months more to go. Wild statements, hating, bickering, no middle ground where sensible people can talk about what is good for the country as a whole. I knew who I was going to vote for months ago. Now I’m boycotting the news until it’s over. Polarized politics be damned!

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Secrets

Secrets and shame are so toxic yet so universal. If there were no secrets, half of the worlds stories would have nothing to tell. We live with our secrets, or try to, but they stay there – nagging – no matter how we try to ignore them.

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Dream Job

In my dream job there would be no men sitting around talking about what they did at the strip club during lunch. I could wear comfortable shoes every day. I would make enough to support myself without running out of food and gas money every month. That would be perfect.

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Hope

You want to have hope? Stop watching the news. You want to have hope? Talk with real live people, not electronic versions of people. You want to have hope? Go visit some trees – a park, your back yard, the nearest state park. You want to have hope? Use your creativity to write something today.

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