Tag Archives: death

Bobolink Trail

I took a late afternoon stroll into the forest, trying to find Sibley’s Farm. Walking on the Bobolink Trail, following the blue paint trail marks dotting the trees.      As I wandered deeper and deeper into the forest, I … Continue reading

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Piano teacher

Do you ever have one of those days where not being dead is like this rude inconvenience? The kind of day where all of your hopes and pleas to the Universe for something to come through for you–something that might … Continue reading

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A little problem 

I’ve run into this little problem.  I may be dying faster than I had planned and I’m not quite sure what to do about it. I try to convince myself that this is just a minor setback. like a parking ticket. … Continue reading

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mosquito consciousness

my hearing is still eluding me from one ear, the one on my right. my doctor prescribed these antibiotic ear drops that i drop into my ear while lying on my side and let gravity run its course. it’s kind … Continue reading

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575

tonight on the elevator, this man asked this woman if she had heard the news about a 575 year old clam that was recently discovered and then accidentally killed by the scientists who discovered her/him. i know there’s probably more … Continue reading

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moral dilemma

i ran into this moral dilemma today while waiting for the train. Just as the train was arriving, i noticed a subway fare card falling to the tracks from the handbag of this person while she was removing her cellphone … Continue reading

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Saturday, 11:32 pm

i was standing in a large room, a hall of some sort, and all around me in the candlelight, hundreds of people were singing in a language with words i could not recognize, and their bodies were swaying with the … Continue reading

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jazz fest

at the jazz festival tonight. i was seated next to this very friendly woman who kept finding famous chicago musicians scattered around the audience, entire branches, sub-branches and sub-sub branches of families from all over the south side of chicago. … Continue reading

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the great destroyer

i wish i knew more about physics because i’d like to understand what happens to energy when scattered, dispersed, without a channel, a vessel. since i “completed” The Un Known, I really have no idea what to do with myself. … Continue reading

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celebrations

so strange. i just learned i do not have pancreatic cancer. my doctor said he was so overjoyed, he wanted to kiss me… and i guess, i’ve been totally totally in denial about the whole thing, i simply said “oh.”or … Continue reading

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the desert stars

From Wind, Sand and Stars (1939)  by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Once again I had found myself in the presence of a truth and had failed to recognize it. Consider what had happened to me: I had thought myself lost, had touched … Continue reading

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160/100

something is happening but i don’t know what it is. why my blood pressure has escalated so very very high these past few months. up until June, i was perfectly healthy. But today, while getting my wrist examined after last … Continue reading

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outside

so much of consequence is going on outside me…. my windows are shaking, but i am fortunate to have windows. my heart of hearts goes out to my friends out East. how i wish i could be there for them, … Continue reading

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chilling

i was just about to go to bed but i knew there was something i neglected to do today which was to at least say hello to you. at least i could have said hi and thank you before dozing … Continue reading

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