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words.

in a mirror

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i sat, getting my daughter ready for bed, listening to her talk and watching her face light up at the words she’s articulating. and i watched. i looked at her in the mirror; she was just to my side, turned … Continue reading

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watch me, daddy

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playing on the swings in an ordinary church yard. really a simple get-up, a few swings, a wooden structure, and a plastic slide. but to a two-year-old, a glimpse of heaven itself. we tried all the swings. picked up some … Continue reading

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control

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the thought struck me this past weekend. it came sort of out of nowhere, but it had startling clarity all the same. i thought, as i sat in a well-built lodge of timber and woodsy-themed decor, that i don’t ever … Continue reading

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serenity

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The serenity of nature’s voice in its element. How beautiful and sweet. Returning to a place of the earth, a place swathed in its origin, surrounded by its ancestry. There is solitude here. Quiet, peaceful tranquility that soothes my nerves … Continue reading

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the shield

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A mystical welding of metal, hammering and shaping it into a circular form, sturdy enough to withstand even the sharpest sword if placed in the proper position. Sweat and blood, maybe even tears, trying to use heat hot enough to … Continue reading

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