A few years ago, I saw that someone had added “willower” to UrbanDictionary.com. Okay, it’s a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases, but I especially like UD’s tagline: “Define Your World.”

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Does loss and grief sometimes disconnect us from others, from the world? Yes.

But, maybe, the disconnect is when we are most connected to our physical emotions and the invisible world.

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers


“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

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the missing letter

I have no more words.
Let the soul speak
With the silent articulation
of a face.

– Rumi

Sam (3/2/98 – 4/30/07)

He is the missing letter from every one of my words.
And, he is the lost words I seek.

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