Believe in yourself — Horoscope for Capricorns, February 4, 2019. No I don’t believe in horoscopes, but I do read mine daily right before I read the comics. These days the comics are about the only section of the paper that doesn’t depress me. But back to mine for today — Believe in yourself. If…

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We, this people, on this small and drifting planet Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty neck is happy to bow And the proud back is glad to bend Out of…

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In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or untended in the world…. Do not focus there…. We are needed, that is all we can know. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes. In almost every conversation I hear concern for the world, the climate, and humanity. Ms. Estes tells us to…

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A friend sent me the following poem. He is going through a tough time and he found comfort in its words. One might think that this poem is not comforting, especially with the idea that through the simple act of living, we face massive storms. But Rilke tells us to go deeper, he suggests our…

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E.E. Cummings said that “to be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight,” I knew little about the poetry of E. E. Cummings except he didn’t use capital letters. Then a…

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