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The Celebration of Life 

The celebration of life, 
shared in the beginning, and again, in the end. 
Yet we forget to celebrate it, in every moment we live. 
Time, days, years, go on, but are we alive? 
Alive and do not know it, sleeping in the world 
and dead to the life we are to live. 
To celebrate all life, 
the sparrow who sang in the morning, 
and died in the night, 
why do we not celebrate its life? 
To know thyself is to know you are alive - 
to give, to love, to seek truth, beauty, and suffer pain. 
In life as it is meant to be, pain

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A Year is Just a Year...Or, is it? 

This morning, as I began washing my face, I couldn’t help but pause to take note of my reflection. The first thing I noticed was the silvery glint of my gray hair. As many of you know, I stopped coloring it back in 2011 and never looked back. Next I noticed my eyes. What’s that? Is that a sparkle? Why, yes. Yes it is! Amidst the myriad wrinkles and smile lines there were my greenish-blue eyes twinkling at me with what I can only describe as sage mischievousness. Hmm…what else have you got there? As I…Read more