Tag Archives: sacrament

match girl – December 10

12.10.2016 she bought me a christmas candle to shine in the window and warm my heart   remembering the little boy who saw its orange flame and felt safened by the warmth   like the little match girl who saw … Continue reading

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cathedral – November 3

10.30.2016 the cathedral still calls opens to prayer in the midst of secular days. holy spaces holy places speak of the more that feeds. —————— (Holy Name, Chicago)

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always kiss me goodnight – December 18

12.18.2014 always kiss me goodnight, she said. always let me know that you love me.   and I will do the same for you. forever and ever. right there in the contract.   always. ——————–

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the turn of an ankle – November 21

11.21.2014 the turn of an ankle is a little miracle   beauty in an instep   the grace of an arch   and that doesn’t count   all the wonders they are   connected to. ——————————-

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amish men raised barns – November 9

11.9.2014 amish men raised barns and the community came together   work, solidarity, skill, care, pride, sharing across time.   now a mailbox carves our territory. first a choice then a stake.   family gathering as if any excuse to … Continue reading

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old friends – August 21

8.21.2014 a few old friends went away today. the bed we made babies in the car that taught our boys the way home.   inanimate. metal. wood. and wire. stuffing. only stuff.   and yet they were friends.   godspeed. … Continue reading

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mr. machines – May 31

5.31.2014   Mister Machine, Hoppy and six guns, Barbie and Playdoh GI Joe   childhood frozen in long afternoons of trying to make the Etch-a-Sketch run.   Lionel, Flyers, coasters and wires, knowledge of more than just bicycle tires   … Continue reading

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