Adoption Journey

On Children

On Children  ~ Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not Read more…

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Spring! (?)

Today ~Billy Collins If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip the little door from its jamb, a Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
I Believe

Leap Before You Look

 

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Leap Before You Look
~  W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
The sense of danger must not disappear:
The way is certainly both short and steep,
However gradual it looks from here;
Look if you like, but you will have to leap.

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Lemon Tree (Very Pretty)

Grown from lemon seeds…   This is the first time I’ve seen them flower, and I’m hoping I may actually (finally) get lemons! When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, “Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.” “Don’t put your faith Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

If a sadness rises up

How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses, who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Read more…

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Thesaurus Day

All week there seemed to be an internet trend about words that have no English equivalent, so in honor of Thesaurus Day I collected the ones I liked most. Cafune (Brazilian Portuguese) — to run your fingers tenderly through someone’s hair Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian) — “reheated cabbage” – trying to Read more…

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A Poison Tree

I came across this poem recently and remembered loving Blake in high school.  His poetry sounds so sweet and simple, but always manages to touch on the darker side of human nature.  That’s what really makes it unforgettable, to me. And this poem especially appeals to me because people so Read more…

By Rebecca, ago