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Healing Family Wounds

Fifty years ago, our mothers’ bitter estrangement divided us daughters. But after I expressed sympathy over her mother’s death, my cousin mailed me a sprig of an aloe vera plant as a peace offering. Our shared great-grandmother had carried the … Continue reading

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Plants

I like to surround spaces in foliage allowing plants to spill over and soften the edges. Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on … Continue reading

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Unused Name

A silly problem, perhaps, but here goes. I have a neighbor who is very nice and kind. We wave to one another across our gardens, and occasionally engage in a little small talk. I’ve introduced myself by name to her … Continue reading

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The Gardener

 To be a gardener, you need to tune in to how the plants are doing and attend to what they need. Many gardeners also testify to a feeling of receiving something in return — of being gifted, almost, whether through … Continue reading

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Enough was Enough

At the peak of the pandemic, I sat down one day worrying about the future for my children and myself. If this was the end of the world, was this how my life would be summed up? I looked at … Continue reading

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