God is as Invisible

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As the air against my cheek

As the breeze against my arm                          

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Shiloh Sophia

 

Breathing in my lungs

As the green in the leaf

And the blue filter of the sky

The sound in the bee’s buzz

The bubble of water over rock

Feel of moss

And tart of peach

The light in my eyes

Your hand on my face

Night petunia musk

Breath in, close my eyes and

See

 

 

Writing for Tragedy

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I am posting some of Shiloh Sophia’s words here to encourage those of us who write or create in any form. We never know when a creation will speak so powerfully that it can turn the tide. We affirm that our pens can be more powerful than assault rifles, especially if writing can get them banned.

“The world is violent and mercurial – it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love – love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building and what we must save from it, all the time, is love”. Tennessee Williams

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Shiloh Sophia Painting in response to Orlando

Processing grief in the wake of the Orlando losses

Dear Ones, Continue reading

Turning Resentments into Gratitude

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Last week we looked at some common sources of resentments: expectations, pride and loss. Recently I saw an entry on HuffPost the related to the topic. They looked at how negatives could be turned into positives. Although they did mention gratitude, they didn’t list resentment specifically. Here is their list: Continue reading

The Sources of Resentments

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“Why did she do that to me? I’ve never done anything to her!”

“No one crosses me and doesn’t pay for it.”pout

 

 

 

 

 

 

“He may think he can do that to me, but just let him try it again.”

Resentments are often called frozen rage or “drinking poison and hoping the other person will die”. Continue reading