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Inspirational Quote 11.12.15 winters of your grief

“And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.” And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at

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Inspirational Quote 11.5.15 a Mother’s Death

Succession One morning state police escort us to your grave the next my flight is canceled. Maintenance issues breaking out all over. You would speak of a “grand theory,” something tying all this together, but you had none yourself, none that reached me then or now as I drive your car slowly into the tranquil

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Inspirational Quote 10.22.15 Widow’s Lament

The Widow’s Lament In Springtime Sorrow is my own yard where the new grass flames as it has flamed often before but not with the cold fire that closes round me this year. Thirty-five years I lived with my husband. The plum tree is white today with masses of flowers. Masses of flowers load the

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Inspirational Quote 10.8.15: Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow  Kahlil Gibran   Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your

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