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Painting Spring

Water soaked grey sky pure tones of birch magnolia, forsythia spring green leaves redbud Raindrop music fills the air my paint brush drips with color JZR I made these photographs and wrote this poem back in April of 2008, posting … Continue reading

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Practice … Practice … Practice

“Why is it we understand that playing the cello will require work but we relegate writing to the magic of inspiration? Chances are, any child who stays with an instrument for more than two weeks has some adult who is … Continue reading

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Books And Words As Containers

“If it is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it’s useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag, or a basket, or a bit of rolled bark or leaf, or a net woven of your own … Continue reading

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On Burning My Journals

When we decided to move from our house on the banks of the South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir almost three years ago, I was in a hurry to get out and move into a smaller place in town, rather than … Continue reading

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Writing And Trauma

“Through writing, we change our relationship to trauma, for we gain confidence in ourselves and in our ability to handle life’s difficulties.  We come to feel that our lives are coherent rather than chaotic.  We see ourselves as able to … Continue reading

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Winter

On this day thirteen years ago, I wrote the following entry in my journal. “I love the winter landscape when the eye of God seems to be everywhere, and snow is a white backdrop for the dark forms of trees.  … Continue reading

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A Work In Progress

“This is a work in progress, a process of uncovering our natural openness, uncovering our natural intelligence and warmth. I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, … Continue reading

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