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A Confused Child

On an airplane flight some years ago, I had one of those candid conversations one has at times with a stranger. I was reading The Fellowship of the Rings, and our conversation began there, went on to good and evil, … Continue reading

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The Gate to the Garden

“Do you know the combination?” my husband asks as he hands me an old brass lock he has dug out of the shed. As the lock arrives in my palm, my spirit lifts, a rush of sweet memory flooding me. … Continue reading

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The Boy from the Center of the Universe

I met the new graduate student in the stairwell, where I was talking with a professor. He raced up the staircase to learn he had just missed her class. I was taken by his ease with her, his obvious familiarity … Continue reading

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