Category Archives: Modern Parable

Judgment Day … Perhaps

Sometimes an epiphany appears   …  one of those moments which suddenly illuminate and answer the deepest of life’s questions. It was a photo of a small lily pond taken with a cell phone and attached to an email message … Continue reading

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Pleasantness is like a Virus … it’s Contagious

. . She was a little colorless wren of a woman standing behind the service counter at Sears almost thirty years ago. The queue of people waiting in line in front of her was excessively long and each person seemed … Continue reading

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The Gift

It’s a small rather crudely carved  pendant … one of the mass-produced serpentine ornaments the Chinese somewhat spuriously like to call “new jade.”  But the woman who pressed it into my hand thought it was the genuine gemstone and it was her precious … Continue reading

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The Little Book of One

. I printed this little book shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York’s Trade Center.  I randomly distributed it in various public places  … waiting rooms, banks, grocery stories, librarys … any place where it could be … Continue reading

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The Books of Knowledge

There’s not much which makes me cry anymore.  In over half a century I’ve seen and lived through enough to dry up that emotional spring which used to flow so readily when I was younger.  Now it’s only occasionally that … Continue reading

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In the Eyes of the Beholder

. I nipped off the huge yellow leaf quickly and dropped it into a plastic garbage bag.  Over the past week or so, it had been slowly shifting shades from dark rich green to pale loden and finally the edges had turned mustard.  This morning I noticed it … Continue reading

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I am NOT a Housewife!

. Fifty years ago when I was a little girl growing up in Montreal, there were all sorts of social taboos. And if you were English-speaking and lived in the Town of Mount Royal … well, there were even more … Continue reading

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