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empty/full

She sat alone in the empty room, her suitcase full. . all perspective lost … was she moving in or leaving? … Would she like to pet a dog? Yes! Finally, she thought, a question i can answer.

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just a moment

patience looks differently than it feels. patients also often look differently than they feel. it is important to listen with patience to patients.

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Bowing: an invitation

Her tail was a flurry as she pounced down to pray…. oh you say? don’t i mean PLAY… perhaps it is you, who have lost your way… for in honest play who can deny the communion with the divine? To … Continue reading

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steps

so i am visiting with my dog Tomi today, and the physical therapist brings in a walker and says to the person in the wheelchair, “so do you want to try to walk?” and the person in the wheelchair says, … Continue reading

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the invitation

don’t wait for the invitation, instigate one of your own! SEEK… encourage, entice, entreat, persuade, propose, provoke,  . bow to JOY.

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STAY!

STAY. she cried as her hand – old, tender frail – wrapped around his collar. stay. she pleaded… or was it a prayer? Stay. but the answer must be no. we must all go. STAY HERE, NOW. it is all … Continue reading

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heart space

She fell asleep on my chest. Her heart over mine – beating different rhythms, we still kept time.

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