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My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

The Great Pool Of Grief That's Inside All Of Us

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Inside all of us is a great pool of grief that keeps enlarging as each fresh loss is added to the others. This is why we often find ourselves weeping for earlier losses along with a present heartache. Sometimes even a sad scene in a movie will get me into that pool, and my tears flow from that indistinguishable source.

Newtown: A Crisis of Faith

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Eliezer Sobel

But my question remains: is it ever even possible to feel and experience a sense of utter and absolute safety in this life in the very same breath that we inhale the daily news?

Namaste, Mama

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Farai Chideya

I've cried in the office, on planes, and on the street. I don't do it often, but when the spirit hits you, the worst thing to do is to stifle your pain.