Monthly Archives: October 2015

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I just finished listening to the recording of “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell. Had me crying for a few minutes towards the end and a little after. There IS a HEA, but it is bittersweet. “Carry On” is the fanfic

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Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

“That’s the thing about time. A second can feel like forever if what follows is heartbreak.” ~Willow Chance (character), from Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, pp. 350-351. Though this book is written for children (approx grades 6 thru

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A Space in My Heart

Today I remember and celebrate the life of my best friend who was born on October 13. She was a remarkable person whose kindness, beautiful art and gentle spirit touched those around her. The day after her funeral, I went

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Years – Planting by Cinda Thompson

This poem can be found in the anthology “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple” edited by Sandra Martz. ~~~~~~~~~~ Planting by Cinda Thompson Two Old people work Side by side She wears a hat The old

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Years – Maybe at Eighty? by S. Minanel

This poem can be found in the anthology “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple” edited by Sandra Martz. ~~~~~~~~~~ Maybe at Eighty? by S. Minanel They say wisdom comes as you age Now I’m in a

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Years – Love at Fifty by Marcia Woodruff

This poem can be found in the anthology “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple” edited by Sandra Martz. ~~~~~~~~~~ Love at Fifty by Marcia Woodruff We come together shy as virgins with neither beauty nor innocence

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Years – A Woman at Forty by Enid Shomer

This poem can be found in the anthology “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple” edited by Sandra Martz. ~~~~~~~~~~ A Woman at Forty by Enid Shomer A woman at forty stands long at her mirror as

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