Category Archives: compassion

Mother’s Day Redux

Yesterday I wrote about my Aunt Mary and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day. She is someone I miss dearly. I barely mentioned my Mother except to say we had a difficult relationship. I thought I had made peace with … Continue reading

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And The Angels Smiled

In a crowd, you stood alone amid a swirling cloud of loss and emptiness. I saw in your eyes the same weary sadness that haunts my sleepless nights. Your shoulders pressed down under the weight of endless grief. My heart … Continue reading

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For All of Them

I cry for them all. The Black Lives That Matter. The Unborn made a commodity. The magnificent creatures killed to satisfy ego. The abandoned, The hungry, The mistreated and abused, The exploited bounty of a beautiful world. I long for … Continue reading

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The Compassionate Way

I am not a saint, not a hero. I do not walk the shining path. I stumble in the woods running from the pain of others. Suffering is a monstrous thing with a fearful, bloody visage. But deep within me … Continue reading

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Round and Round

Life, God, The Universe, whoever – sure has a great way of keeping you off-guard. “What is the lesson here, Grasshopper?” Is it to always be prepared for everything? Is it to “go with the flow”? It it to throw … Continue reading

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So This Is Christmas

I’m having a hard time with Christmas this year.  No need to go into all the reasons.  Suffice to say, it’s been a crappy year all around.  I see people getting all giggly and hopped up on “Holly Jolly Christmas” … Continue reading

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Matthew 7:1

I grew up in a family where, whenever I would be upset or cry over something, I was told “Oh stop it.  There’s worse in the world than you.”  I’m sure it was meant to toughen me up, make me … Continue reading

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