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I Say a Little Prayer for Me

Tap, step.  Tap, step.  Tap, stop.  Where am I?  I take a guess and take a left onto Fear Street.  Cars honk, drivers curse, rap music wraps me in a shroud of angry oaths.  Darkness weighs on me, trees lean … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Empathy

 “I used to pride myself on my independence, now I am afraid to go on walks in the evening, to attend social events… where I should be comfortable.  It is embarrassing how feeble I feel, how timidly I move through … Continue reading

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Miracle Cure

Thirty years ago, when the doctors told me I was  genetically out of whack and would lose my eyesight, I told them, “Well, that takes my mind off losing my hair.”  Everyone chuckled, but their punch line, “There is no … Continue reading

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Courage

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and, in the long run, it is easier.  We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time, meeting each thing as it comes, seeing it’s not as dreadful as … Continue reading

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Trust

They walk side by side, connected and separate. With one hand, he holds her elbow, with the other, his white cane.  She is a person he would trust with his soul.  She says, “Why do you pull back on my … Continue reading

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Noisy

In my strobe light, Stones concert days, I wore a Day-Glo T shirt that proclaimed, “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.”  While this blinded rocker still cranks up the tunes, I find street noise as disorienting as a spotlight … Continue reading

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Dreamland

Can you sing the song by Roy Orbison?  It goes:A candy-colored clown they call the sandmanTiptoes to my room every night,Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper,“Go to sleep, everything is all right.” Unlike my wife, I am untroubled by … Continue reading

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