What’s Outside the Box?

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My mother could foretell death, my daughter described her own death in heartbreaking detail a month before it happened, we had a family Banshee and my aunts tended to communicate by telepathy.  In short, we were Irish, so none of that was beyond the Pale of plausibility. You can imagine why, coming from such a

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Posted on January 25th 2013 in Alternative Healing, Complimentary medicine, Family, Metaphysics

The Family Plot

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It occurred to me today, as I found myself standing in the middle of the family plot talking to the people I love who are no longer with me except in spirit and memory, that anyone not Irish might  consider it odd to find comfort in a cemetery.  Yet, I always do. I’d gone there

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Posted on January 12th 2013 in Death, Family, Life, Sorrow

My Alone Time with the Tree

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5:00 a.m. It’s just me and the tree.  The house is quiet.  Nobody else loves the morning as I do, since my father’s gone.  There’s snow on the ground and sleet has turned the trees outside to fairyland, ice palaces crisscrossing my front yard, transforming the winter-blue light into a magical dreamscape. I throw a

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Posted on January 4th 2013 in Family, Life
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