Light Musings: Reflections from My Inner Sanctuary

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“Be careful what you ask for . . . !” Cautionary advice like this statement was liberally sprinkled throughout my childhood. Honestly, it was often offered . . .

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The first day all the ice melted from our driveway so I could walk down to the small creek that runs through the property was an uplifting day! Soon after, I went “off road,” walking through the woods that surround our house. . .

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Turtle soup. Now that was to be a different experience for me. I had known people who accidentally caught turtles while pond fishing and wondered what to do with them. Where I was raised, children were warned that if a snapping turtle bit their finger . . .

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One cartoon character who simultaneously inspired and disappointed me during my youth was a corncob pipe smoking sailor by the name of Popeye. Sure, his grammar left something to be desired, but . . .

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The image of fine lines occupies my thoughts these days. I’m not thinking of geometry problems or lead sizes in pencils. Rather, it is the ever so slight boundaries in life . . .

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As promised, this piece continues the story begun last time in the blog Open Hearts as I prepared to undergo open heart bypass surgery. That name is somewhat of a misnomer. . . .

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This positive spin on waiting can be true. But I must say that in recent weeks it feels like I’ve encountered the dark underbelly of anticipation, if there is such a thing. Three days before Christmas I learned that open heart surgery was . . .

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Wedding rings have been on my mind recently. Even if you don’t wear one or even if you’re not married . . .

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The Christmas holidays are all but out the door at this point, at least the way we celebrate at the Marshall house. If tradition holds, within the next few hours . . .

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No, as it turned out the cart would not deliver me but rather hold me out like a carrot on a stick.

Further Reading

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