Tag Archives: imagination

The mystery of the loud thuds

Yesterday, in between listening to Christmas carols and making a pomegranate kale salad, I heard a loud thud. What in the world could it be? First thought: The mail carrier is delivering presents from Portland, Oregon, or Edgewater, New Jersey! … Continue reading

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Close your eyes and imagine your dead father’s face

Close your eyes.  Now imagine your dead father’s face.  Pull it into your inner sight, the wrinkles on his face, the dear crooked smile, the stubble of beard, the gray-brown hair that fell just so on his precious forehead. Feel … Continue reading

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The lives we didn’t live.

Sometimes I mourn that I’m not living so many other lives. Didn’t you want to be…a sailor on board a ship, sailing the world round, salty and carefree under tropical seas, watching whales dance, whispering to porpoises telling them secrets … Continue reading

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This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck

Creative Story #1.  This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck, hog-tied me, and threw me in the closet.  The to-do list looked like a demon, you know, wearing red Christmas long underwear and sarcastically humming, “God rest … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The last time I talked with a dead person

The last dead person I talked with was a year and a half ago. You have all talked with the dead, haven’t you? It’s quite easy.  All you have to do is get yourself out of the way.  You know, … Continue reading

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You can’t hug your imaginary Internet friends…

Years ago, maybe in the beginning of my blogging career, two non-computer non-Internet friends gasped in horror, “Your Internet friends are not real!” (They did not gasp simultaneously, but gasped with the same frowning disbelief in the space of a couple … Continue reading

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Prediction from a forest fairy

I was sitting on the deck earlier this weekend–minding my own business–when a forest fairy flew between the leaves of a nearby maple tree.  (I suppose some folks might call her a Wood Nymph.) It whispered, “Change is in the … Continue reading

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