The Eye Of The Beholder– A Story

I opened my locker door, eyes still smarting from the storm of tears. I couldn’t take another day of this. Even if it was the best opportunity I’d ever had. I’m done with this place. I seized my bag and scrubbed my eyes—the source of most of my trouble—with my sleeve. I closed the locker much …

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Advent 2021: Week 3, Joy

Joy. That's what children think about when they think Christmas. Unbridled, almost manic joy, taking delight in what and who we have about us. Anticipation, expectation, and no-holds-barred seizing of any opportunity to dwell on it, indulge in preparatory measures, etc. They know how to enjoy something. What happens between then and adulthood? Not that …

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Advent 2021: Week 2– Peace

Peace (noun) 1: a state of tranquility or quiet: such as: a: freedom from civil disturbance "Peace and order were finally restored in the town."b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom "a breach of the peace"2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions "I have been in perfect peace and contentment" —J. H. …

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