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rebbecca-hill's picture
Jan.31.2014
This morning as I walked out of the house, I heard a flutter and looked up to see three Robbins land on the front rocks. I stopped and soaked in the moment, feeling as though time had paused. I felt an immediate calm like when church bells ring or a Buddhist meditation bell sounds. I looked upon...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Jun.17.2013
birch trees stand like white ghosts their leaves sway whispering secrets to the wind & A little brown bird swoops in, pecks daintily at the earth, scratching his feathers, not minding my presence one bit. & A crow off in the distance staring into the grass, looking for some treat. The trees...
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Apr.05.2013
There are only ten more days until tax season comes to an end. I feel guilty each year because I don't put in as much time as the others. There were years that I did, but I listen to my body. Even though I'm younger than the other two, their body's seem more able to withstand the long days. But...
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Mar.07.2013
More at one with the knife, no longer tentative in how I cut through the flesh, I've grown to welcome the mornings that I cut melon. I take that round of juiciness, scoop the seeds out of the center; juices trail down my hands, the aroma rises in sweet explosion, I cut it down to manageable slices...
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Apr.13.2012
The other day I made lentil soup only I didn’t add any seasonings other than salt and later other vegetables.  I’ve come to accept that I like lentils best simmered in salted water with lots of garlic cloves. When I began, I poured the lentils into the strainer to sift through and take out the...
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Dec.20.2011
Mist was rising off Stowe Lake in smoky tendrils as I began my early morning walk in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Patterns of sunlight foretold the advent of a breathtaking day as it filigreed across the hard packed earth of the path. Ducks and mean tempered geese along with other waterfowl...
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Aug.23.2008
One of my daughters, in the aftermath of coping with the sadness of bearing a stillborn child, has adopted the policy of "living in the moment."  Why? Because we have to move forward from what was in the past, she says, and who knows what the future holds? She quoted me (what I'd written...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Aug.23.2008
One of my daughters, in the aftermath of coping with the sadness of bearing a stillborn child, has adopted the policy of "living in the moment."  Why? Because we have to move forward from what was in the past, she says, and who knows what the future holds? She quoted me (what I'd written...