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Negative Space and the Law of Nature

Negative Space and the Law of Nature

Yesterday at work, I noticed a poinsettia plant forgotten and slowly dying on top of a filing cabinet. With sadness in my heart, I asked myself, “How could I have let this suffer so?” To be alive is to suffer, and to suffer is to be alive.  There is no doubt that suffering is hard and sometimes brutally unbearable, but it is an inescapable  law of nature. I woke up this morning cloaked in my own suffering.  I thought to…

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Peace in the (Pioneer) Valley

Peace in the (Pioneer) Valley

At last!  The days of increasing darkness have ended, and the light begins to return again!  Although it won’t be noticeable for a while, it feels like a pressure valve has been released, and just in the nick of time.  I don’t think I could’ve handled losing any more  precious daylight. Today is the first full day of winter, although today’s weather forecast might have you fooled into thinking it’s the first day of spring.  Is it really supposed to…

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