Kristina’s Song

Tomorrow is your day—sleep tonight and know you’re safe And as you fall asleep, the angels who protect you will be singin’ … Kristina is loved, she is loved Kristina is loved, she is loved. Tomorrow you will meet the people in your family As you take your first big breath, the angels who surround […]

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The Canvas

Let’s make a day that we will never forget – out on the river You be the sailor, and I’ll be the blue of the sky in the summer at noon. Honey, you be the water, and I’ll be the sun You’ll be my canvas, and before the wind we’ll run You be the waves […]

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Grounded by the bare copper cross (Lent)

Candle and copper cross

I have a vivid memory of being shocked when I was 11 or 12 years old. We’d just shampooed the livingroom carpet, and it was evening. In my bare feet, in the dark, I shuffled across the wet carpet to a lamp. I fumbled with the switch, but the light didn’t come on. Maybe there […]

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If I repair a little of myself

“…Those wounds stay with you, and you turn them into a language and a purpose.” Gesturing toward the band onstage, he said, “We’re repairmen—repairmen with a toolbox. If I repair a little of myself, I’ll repair a little of you. That’s the job.” —Bruce Springsteen, as quoted in The New Yorker.* When my aunt Marjorie […]

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