Be Mindful, Baby

I feel it slipping through my fingers -- a split second too late. *Smash* My cell phone hits the concrete, in slow motion. Noooo! Pieces scatter across the sidewalk. Filled with trepidation, I turn it over.  We have light.  I hold a hopeful breath..?  We have images.  Click.  Almost afraid to look... "Switchboard.  How may …

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Don’t Wish It All Away, Beautiful

"I wish it were 11:00 o'clock!"  She wailed, hunched over the counter with her face in her arms.  Her co-worker seemed a little self-conscious as he looked at me.  I greeted them both and pretended not to notice any drama unfolding. Don't wish your life away We can hear our elders' warning, practically in unison, …

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Love

I never promised you a rose garden, love.  His words echo through my mind. Everything good in the world. A rose garden: an image of beauty, perhaps even perfection.  The fragrant petals, the light dew in the mornings, the sunshine, the scent of rich earth.  A rose garden is everything that’s good in the world. Look …

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