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Chiaroscuro Visions

The Uses of Sorrow  (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave mea box full of darkness. It took me years to understandthat this, too, was a gift. Mary Oliver

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We Are In A Jam, No Matter When

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813 – 1855) ‘The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday–but never jam to-day.’ ‘It MUST come sometimes to “jam to-day,”‘ Alice objected. ‘No, … Continue reading

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Century #15: Of Mind and Matter

From the Journal of Martin Way January 15, 1936 Life is hard, but engaging here, alone among so many friends and loved ones. Work is constant and physically exhausting much of the time, but my mind continues to wander even … Continue reading

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Century #14: Cold Light, Long Shadows, Tea

From the Journal of Martin Way: Allentown, Pennsylvania January 5, 1936 The cold hard light comes in through the white curtains and sets them glowing. Bits of dust swirl and ignite in slanting rays that pierce the room through the … Continue reading

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Century 12: Summer Sunday

From the journal of Martin Way: August 25, 1935 I noticed that Viola laughs a lot and had me and the boys laughing too. I was giving the boys an impromptu reading lesson, writing letters on a piece of paper … Continue reading

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