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Time Intensifying

Only this morning I realized that it is over a month since I wrote here. Perhaps it is increasing age, but I also think it is the pace of life and the escalating demands of getting ready for winter here. Whatever it is, I am realizing that a) I get fewer things done in an allotted time; b) I am forgetting small things as I start one thing and end up doing another before finishing it. In the UK (there is a humorous film about it) it is called "senior ADD." Funny and poignant all at once.

But I have another experience of this undeniable change of life now. This past week, as I was standing at the kitchen counter trying to remember what it was I was going to take out of the fridge, I felt an inner shift in the empty space of what it was I was trying to recall, which felt like a pair of brackets with nothing between them. As this image came to me so did a sense of warm golden light reaching towards me from the future, filling those empty spaces. It was deeply consoling. I knew it was my dying, my shifting towards the next life after this one. It was a clear embracing sense of being drawn forward into a new life. I wrote a poem about it called "Brackets" which you will find in "Poeming 2" in the menu of this website.

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18.10 | 18:29

Thanks, Mike...so glad you found it here. I think it's remarkable. Holly's grandmother is one of my long and close friends; it was she who sent it.

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18.10 | 17:38

Thanks for posting this. I heard it read from Abbey Theatre in their "Dear Ireland" and was hoping that I would find it on the web. I thought it stole the show.

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03.03 | 17:19

Laurie...I might have my copy and will look for it. Otherwise...order from Amazon.
It is beyond inspiring. I will let you know. It's on kindle too.

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03.03 | 16:53

Hi Brenda, I would like to read The Choice. Where would I find a copy?

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