The Obscure Path

We walked by the river every day.  There’s a path, well-marked after years of use by fishermen and now by us.  Many times, the man took the clippers to clear thorny vines and encroaching brush as we walked.  He carefully kicked aside sticks strewn from the wind while he watched… Continue reading

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Higher & Deeper. Note 4

Faylene’s story… The man and I walked by the river.  He took my hand and safely guided me down the bank to the water’s edge.  The water was moving swiftly.  Rain on the mountains meant the water level rose overnight. We didn’t ask for the rain.  It just came. We… Continue reading

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Higher and Deeper, Note 2

Higher and Deeper, Note 2 Roland and Faylene March 18, 2020 The waning crescent moon was visible this morning from our kitchen window.  We grabbed the binoculars to get a closer look at the familiar yet still mysterious moon.  This is our home – our little cabin in the valley… Continue reading

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The Sewing Box

The Sewing Box. I’m thankful for the sewing box.  I brought it with me from my widowhood when I said ‘yes’ to the man’s invitation to be his wife.  What a useful tool kit to open when the man walks the thorn lined path by the river!  The rip in… Continue reading

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Thank You for All You Do

“Thank you for all you do!”  Her voice was quiet and sincere.  I looked behind me for the person she must have been talking to.  The formal gowns I found in her secondhand store were being shoved into a big plastic bag.  The ticket was miniscule compared to the price… Continue reading

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