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The Wooden Top

I hold it in my hand, and give it a spin or two. It came into being through a joint effort. My grandmother used the thread that emptied the wooden bobbin. And from it, my grandfather whittled the tiny homemade top. This, I remember. Waiting, while he opened his pocket... read more

Gifts at the Centre

Having made her way to the centre of the labyrinth, she finds gifts awaiting. What about you? Think of time when you were centered and still. What gifts were just for you?... read more


When this picture passed through the family photo stream, I immediately thought “Shekinah” (and asked permission to use it.) I’ve been using this word a long time whenever I see mist, or fog, or playful light among the trees. You, O Shekinah, cloaked... read more


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