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Pietà

A meditation for Rachel But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. – Luke 2:19 To give birth is to know something of dying. To know the pathos of releasing a part of your own body and soul into its separate destiny, its separate journey toward death. To know that…(Read More)

Sweet Caroline

The sunbeams off the lake streamed through my sister’s veil, as she danced. Near sunset that kind of light is Rumplestiltskin, spinning everything into gold, and this evening did not disappoint. The watery light lit her dress, the twinkling decorations, the smiles on friends’ faces, and our father’s red-white hair. Very light…(Read More)

Blinding oneness

  I live for those fleeting and rare moments of commUNION, when everything is joined, including me. They are so alive, so vibrant, so red and burning. I never know when to expect them. They just come as a gift, which I graciously accept.     Cathy Barney is a writer, storyteller, artist, non-profit…(Read More)

Like a child

Gage, one of the Philadelphia Quaker Voluntary Service Fellows from the 2015-16 year, has a special gift. He sees the world with child-like wonder. I watched all year as a sensibility fostered in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest struggled to find the glory of God in the cracks of Philly’s…(Read More)

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