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Death of a Stranger -- Tom Bradbury
Like a rug yanked quickly out from under my feet, the emotions I feel leave me unsettled, out of kilter, bewildered. How can the sudden death of someone I don’t even know; a man who lives halfway around the world from my home, have such a profound effect? Why is my heart so grieved at the loss of Tom Bradbury?
The Loss of A Dream
On the outside, she tried so hard to exude gratefulness. And she truly was extremely grateful ….. Yet on the inside she frequently found herself curled tightly into the fetal position willing deep breaths to manage the constant state of overwhelm.
The Fruit of Hope
She (and her husband) were the only ones who knew the secret of why this was the best tree in the neighborhood. Not only was its fruit the most delectable, it was also abundant beyond reasonable. The foliage was lush and the tree seemed to grow at such an unnatural rate.
The End is the Beginning
It was not that she had planned extensively. No. She had simply reached the end. Staring pensively at the ice fragments, her breath caught at the beauty. The snow had all but melted leaving only a few dusty patches in shaded areas around the small pond. The longer days warmed the icy edges of the water creating an ever shrinking plate of glass in the center of the tiny lake. Curious, she wondered if it would support her weight.
Marigold She looked at the peacefully sleeping 3 year old in his tiny bed. So content and oblivious to the storm that was about to alter the rest of his little life. Unable to sleep, she just gazed at her blond little boy as tears dripped softly out of the corner of her eyes. She could not sleep agonizing over the coming day. She didn’t know if she could do what needed to be done. And yet she must.
Tucked in the crook of the uniformed arm of the Air Canada commercial pilot, was a tiny bundle. Descending the stairs from the cockpit gingerly he made it apparent that his cargo was precious.. Scanning the sparse crowd in the waiting area of the small town airport shelter he picked out the well dressed couple standing off by themselves. The woman wore a stylish cloche hat over her freshly styled bouffant accompanied by a red tailored coat. Her companion, though not as flashy, was dressed in a comfortable blazer and looked the part of a young professional.
Shaking violently from the bitter cold, her extended right arm swung back and forth reaching, grasping for anything that might indicate where she was. The collar of her shirt pulled up over her head provided slight protection from the biting stinging ice. The front of her shirt pulled up over her nose with only a slit left to peer out. It did not matter. She could not even see her own hand extended in front of her.
Where Pacifism & Terrorism Collide --Find the Tastiest Soup In all the Land
This post is part of the Vocal Cooks Collaborate series. Click Here for an index of all the recipe posts. The latest recipes are Judy Kalchik's Holy Fierce Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Batman! and Mariann Carroll's Egg Roll Shanghai Robot.
Staying Cool When Temperatures Are Rising
25 Budget friendly cooling tips that are good for the environment too It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and with it comes rising temperatures. Many people just turn down the Air Conditioning and go about their days normally. But what about those without AC? And what about the effects on the power grid?