by Helen Holter

These days are merging too quickly into weeks, seasons, years…

A life so changed: mine.

In such disruptions and upheavals of a marriage vanished, I sense this centering, this quiet North Star guiding me back to all I once loved, and still love.  My life is rich with family, friends, a home and garden blooming with my mom’s favorite flowers, my dad’s favorite tomatoes, and my own favorite things I’ve tried and tested over these turbulent years.

IMG_4079My dying cat purrs softly in my lap as I look up, out, and beyond the rubble of my life – and I am thankful.  Dear God, I am so very thankful…


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