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sometimes the world is anything except simple.  very little makes sense.  loss comes and we cannot forgive ourselves for not being able to change the present.  it comes every day and though we try to steel ourselves, try to deny these events.  sooner or later in one way or another it comes to our own doorsteps or too close to avoid.  hurt and pain, the loss of loved ones seems unbearable.  today it is too close – whether it is something halfway around the world or a neighbor just down the street.  pause and offer love and sympathy in the face of the unexplainable.  offer love and with this gesture hope.


silent to full.  and still in a silent mood.  except the fullness is a realization.  whether or not each one of us is ready to move on the world does not pause.  so each of us will be dragged along ready or not.  today one of those events was the passing of a gardener.  a gardener and a gentle kind soul.  a teacher both inside and outside of school.  he shared his knowledge of the daylily with many people.  and as i reflected on his life it became clear that parts of the garden and life are full because of him.  i hope that each of us in time can find a fullness to carry forward.  two images.  gifts from Clayton to the garden.  one is in memory of an older loss and fullness.  and the other is the future.  Lola Branham and Starman’s Quest …

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