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Reflections – Saturday, July 30, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Ah, the challenge of maintaining my discipline to continue editing! I’ve been through this chapter at least twice already and I’m still finding typos, verb tense issues, and sentences that don’t flow.

Escaping to my side porch, looking up at the sky,
feeling thoughts calm as I watch from my retreat.
While puffy cumulus clouds slowly pass by
I try to envision the earth spinning beneath my feet,
the passage of earth orbiting the sun.
I’m just left feeling dizzy before I am done,
but nonetheless ready to continue this onerous task.
When will it be finished? Oh please. Don’t ask…

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clouds

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Reflections – Friday, July 29, 2016

Carol A. Hand

crows in tree

Image: Tree and Crows – Microsoft WORD Clip Art (Public Domain Pictures)

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A crowd of crows convenes to caw out a warning,
“The hungry feral black cat is hunting in the tall grass!
Beware little birds if you want to live to see another sunny morning.
But take pity on a starving cat
who’s only doing what he must.
Alone, abandoned he fends for himself
to live in a world that sometimes seems unjust.”

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cat clip art

Image: Black Cat – Microsoft WORD Clip Art

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Note: I chose to use the phrase “crowd of crows” even though a group of crows is technically referred to as “a murder of crows.” The context and my feelings about crows called for a more fitting description.

It’s important to add that like some of my neighbors, I bought cat food to feed him and his tiger-striped companion. They turn up their noses after sniffing the food, but the crows find it delightful…

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Thoughtful Thursday

Carol A. Hand

Some days, the words won’t flow.

catfish and eagle 2

Drawing: The Catfish and the Eagle (C.A. Hand)

Instead, images haunt me until they are brought to life. The contrast between the catfish and eagle often comes to my mind during times of reflection.

(Here’s a link to an older post if you’re curious about the significance of these two Ojibwe clans.)

 

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