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Soaping away the Day January 2014

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Leaning in, washing,
soaping away the day,
I broodingly eye the sudsy water …
coil and swirl down the drain,
taking the grime of life with it.
Is that weariness I see clinging to the
basin edges? I wipe it clean, loosening it’s grip
before it finds me again, re-settling.

Photo: Shutterstock

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Silently I Creep January 2014

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Silently I creep

Down the crowded corridors of my mind,

Tentatively toying with the doorknobs

of rooms containing suppressed memories.

 

I hear them

Like an overbooked hotel, whispering

Eager to crowd the hallways

In hopes of recognition and validation.

 

Restlessly I slumber

Unwilling to commit, I strain to decipher

Reluctant to open a door recalling

Malaise, despair or buried pain

 

The alarm sounds

Silently I face the clock, the murmurs fade

I throw back the covers,

 Relieved that choice is gone.

 

Art: Anthony Gromley

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Nurturing Thursday – To Do List

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"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"


1-16-2014


One positive thought in the morning
can change the entire day!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Hugmama

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem…

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