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Sep 24 2012

WHY BEING ABLE TO FORGIVE THOSE WE FEEL HAVE WRONGED OR HURT US IS SO IMPORTANT

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I’ve always thought of the definition of the verb “to forgive,” as meaning to give over, give away or get rid of a weight I’ve been carrying. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves because by so doing we lift a weight off our hearts, lighten our load, and lighten up.

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Aug 22 2012

BUCK, BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING

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Because of my son’s passion for horses, following his recommendation, I just watched the 2011 documentary movie “BUCK.” The movie’s about the life of Buck, a horse trainer, who has a profound understanding of horses, and has developed his own unique method of training them. The movie is inspiring and one worthy of repeated viewings. […]

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Aug 06 2012

The Show at The De Young In SF

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Here are more photos taken When my granddaughter and I were at the macabre Gaultier show at the De Young in SF. We loved the talking manikins, the weird mermaid dress and the African-Art influenced dresses of sculpted faces.

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Aug 04 2012

Berkeley Visit

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We just returned from Berkeley. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time seeing the Gaultier  exhibit at the De young museum in San Francisco. Here she is with the manikins. 

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Jun 22 2012

NEW WAND

NEW WAND She’d just finished her new wand, when the mischievous fairies stole it. One moment it was here, the next gone. We searched everywhere. Every day we passed through our curtained doorway. Then one October morning, it hung at eye level barely clinging to the curtain’s edge. The fairies had returned it before leaving […]

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Jun 21 2012

THE SELKIE

THE SELKIE Her longing drew him. He plunged. Swam through the chill water, with long strokes past seals dotting the rocky coastal edge. He entered the cave’s dark mouth. Sunlight through a high crevasse illuminated her watery chamber. He stared transfixed. She opened her arms and heart toward him. A moment, then vanished, forever. Madeleine […]

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May 12 2012

I HAVE A HARD TIME BEING LOVING TO MY BODY WHEN I’M SICK

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Why is it that when my body is weak and in need of rest, I’m such a bad self mother? I tell myself in a mean inner voice,’ “Don’t be such a wimp. Get moving!” And when my body says’ I’don’t feel good. I want to sit around and rest” or “I need a nap.” […]

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May 04 2012

BEANSTALK RESTAURANT, REVIEW

The Bone Bread with its crusty exterior and soft nutty flavored interior provided the ideal complement to the bean soup. Baby trees with golden egg hollandaise, proved to be a rich accompaniment to the delectably tender Rack of Jack. While the singing harp lent atmosphere, perfect for a romantic date.   Madeleine Sklar© 2012

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May 02 2012

PARADISE LOST… AGAIN (A short, short, flash)

The Devil, always knowing when we were happily oblivious, and doing fine, appeared to be having a good laugh as the part of the Great Multi-One, who, while talking to His/Her self, had made Their Almighty, omniscient mind up, to mess with us all just one more time. Madeleine Sklar© 2012

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May 01 2012

AWAKENING IN A PERFECT WORLD

AWAKENING IN A PERFECT WORLD Shikina carefully drew her bow across the strings. Small birds surrounded her. Larger birds settled on nearby branches. She played on. Rainbows flew from her strings becoming flowers. Animals and people, one by one took their place in her beautiful circle. Peace filled Her loving re-creation. Madeleine Sklar© 2012

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