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About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.

SEE LIFE HAPPENING

Life may not always be the party we had hoped for but while we are here we must dance. Aging bones may still the feet but cannot dim the music that pulses in the heart. Bright new moments are happening … Continue reading

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FEAR AND TRUST

I stare into the midnight dark grasping for calm and fervent trust in our democracy that has healed itself from earlier autocratic strivers It is not just the man himself, despotic though he may be as he twits words alluring … Continue reading

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THE ART OF LIFE

Who will give us back those days when life had gossamer wings and flew like a skylark into ever cloudless skies and the nights were made for dancing beneath a sky filled with brilliant stars? And who taught us that … Continue reading

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CHOICES

If I were not so sad and lonely gloomy in my darkened room I could be hearing lovely music chatting with my neighbor-friend walking in the warming sunshine whistling softly to a merry tune Perhaps if I draw open the … Continue reading

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COLORS

Colors are the smiles of Nature, welcoming us to share her world a hostess to add joy to our short stay in her universe. Midst winter’s blossom-free season she dots distant hills and their greet firs with patches of white … Continue reading

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JOY

Happiness is not the dance you’re going to tonight nor the promise of the coming football season. Happiness is the tug at heartstrings when the small child skips by with a smile the burst of sunshine lighting my morning coffee … Continue reading

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BIG BOYS CRY

No, mom, you were wrong I’m a big boy and I cry. Tears came to my eye and a lump to my throat as the widow’s hand lingered softly on the flag, and her daughter broke into sobs at their … Continue reading

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