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On The Other Hand

On The Other Hand

…glimmers of sweetness in these difficult times

Maybe you’ve noticed: the need for Social Distancing is creating a broader sense of community; that providing virtual access to events has the remarkable outcome of enabling access to folks who are usually limited by physical barriers; driving after dark, dealing with stairs, even finding a babysitter–these challenges no longer prevent participation when creative thinking is set in motion. Now let’s just keep it rolling.


So what glimmers of sweetness have you observed lately? Please share your brightness!

Wishing you sweetness always

The Child

the child says

“come sit by me”

my heart dances

and I sit

at the piano

he says again

“come sit by me”

I do

and our fingers prance together

across black and white

make tigers growl

loudly then softly

birdies twitter

softly then loudly

He will not sing

Making space for me

To share my voice

*from One With Willows, copyright 2019 by Joan Myles*