Tag Archives: connection

encounters

I cut along between some apartment buildings, briefly noticing an angular, skinny guy on the far side of the building before the building comes between us. I keep walking. Grey sky. Michigan winter. I pull my jacket zipper up snug … Continue reading

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smiles

Smiles are pretty awesome. They generally come to us spontaneously, a happy, observable expression of joy or pleasure or contentment. A genuine smile touches anyone on the receiving end, too, usually evoking a similar response of happiness or pleasure. Good … Continue reading

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lessons

I am ever and always becoming. I may reach a plateau and coast for awhile, but apparently this is just the universe’s way of giving me a little breather. Then, the next lesson starts. Except it’s not a new lesson, … Continue reading

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kindred spirits

I enjoyed a happy moment yesterday with the discovery of a kindred vegan spirit. Chance threw us together. We were making friendly small talk. As time passed, we discovered more and more shared likes and experiences. Finally, as the conversation … Continue reading

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circles

I made my first penny rug about 2006. This was a piece of black wool felt cut into a circle, maybe 8 inches in diameter. On to it, I blanket-stitched smaller circles in a variety of colors, in a circle. … Continue reading

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remembering who you are – the toolbox

I still struggle against unhealthy patterns learned early on in life and in a long-term abusive relationship. The objective is always to remember who I am, and to honor that. That’s not always as easy as it might sound. There’s … Continue reading

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