Pennies

There are times when they pepper my path. In their abundance, they seem to boom like a resounding gong that refuses to go unnoticed. Other times, they are tucked away like buried treasure that when found cause me to pause. I’ve tried to make sense...

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Love Letters

I would fill my mind planning what to do next. When “what to do next” was almost done, I would plan the next and then the next after that. My projects took on a sense of urgency. For those fleeting moments, being busy seemed to...

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Star Light

The night she died the universe had fallen to its knees and not a soul dared to breathe. The stars, though, the stars did not waver. They burned with an intensity that called to me, begging me to look up so their light could wash...

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The Smallest Seed

The kids- they ran with out a care, spun cartwheels across the turf and laughed so hard their voices cracked when they talked.  The older ones would discretely search the crowd for their parents while the little ones would run without hesitation to pull theirs...

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Autumn Dance

Just as I rounded the corner a gust of wind  shook the trees. The leaves- the beautiful leaves- swirled down in a gentle dance, showering me as I passed through. The dance was the same as the ones performed while we’d linger on the swings...

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The Race

Even though the sun’s rays had not yet graced the sky, their laughter warmed the September chill that filled the air. They had put their lives on hold, as they had for the two years before, and set aside every pressing obligation and demand vying...

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Veterinary 101

Under the shadow of the pavilion sculpture, they sat on the edges of their seats ready to learn how to become Veterinarians. I froze the moment in my heart knowing she would have been sitting among them. She would have been the one counting down...

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Labor Day Parade

The Labor Day parade was always a must- the floats, the sights and sounds, the people waving and the animals. The animals, as the marched down main street, would mesmerize her. She’d gather up the candy that had been tossed her way but would always keep...

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Sanctuary Walk and Talks

Walking the sanctuary property is a privilege we’ve been afforded and one we are honored to share with you. Scheduled for the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, Sanctuary Walk and Talks are open to the public and intended to share the sanctuary’s vision, explain...

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Summer’s Treasures

Sandy and salt covered, we’d search the ocean floor; it was just what we did- linger a few minutes longer before returning from the tiny island.  We'd hang over the side, our eyes searching for treasures below.  She would search with an intensity I’d wonder what...

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