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The Children’s Idyll In All Of Us

The Children’s Idyll In All Of Us

Spurred on by a thought-provoking blog post by my good friend Tim Brownson, I thought again about what we lose when we grow up. The way we once looked at life. With fresh hope. With a ton of hope and delight. With great expectations and daily excitement. What is it, exactly, about the process of maturation that seems to take so much of that out of us? Is this chemical, biological, spiritual, or all of the above? Do we actually…

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Two Poems by Sheema Kalbasi

Two Poems by Sheema Kalbasi

Necessity I wear your perfume on my skin Don’t be unkind Like wild flowers shy under the sun Don’t seek the truth, I tell you none exists Everything has an expiration date Love, life, identity, even abnormality. We are travelers, Some of us just leave the suitcase at home So that our hands won’t suffer the weight of our guilt.   ___________________________ New England Children are playing next to the ocean coast and sand castles are built with their digging…

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