Tag Archives: joy

On Being Grateful

As the new school year is about to commence, I am grateful for the years I was able to teach German. I watch the young ones in the neighborhood as they play with one another and shop for new clothes. … Continue reading

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Building a Repertoire

Days, weeks and months filled with music and singing. Dr. Kay¬†Smith Paulsen. Practice, practice and more practice. Daily. Passive and active listening and learning. Hard work, diligence, and love for music compels me to continue. Private lessons and group work … Continue reading

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The World of the Soul

Making figure “8” motions, these winged messengers delicately flit about like angels ¬†playing in the garden. These angel messengers deliver pure joy to us. They symbolize hope and rebirth. They represent our life journey. Hope, change, transformation, these many-hued butterflies … Continue reading

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Many Moons

Many moons on this earth. Many moons of teaching. Many moons of hard work. Many moons of leisure. Many moons of travel. Many moons of smiles. I thirst for original, firsthand accounts which I can see with my own eyes … Continue reading

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Life’s Ups and Downs

  The Pensive Poet Reflecting life today, pen to paper, I jot down thoughts. Ups and downs, ins and outs. Sadness and laughter. The good comes with the bad sometimes. How did others before me manage? Forcing myself outdoors to … Continue reading

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