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    Higher Living Reflections

    Only Your Shadow Knows

    “Hello, darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again” – Paul Simon Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. The afternoon’s light will decrease and continue to lose its intensity with the sun’s angle inexorably moving southward. Our nature associates light with life, for good reason: Tough to grow, cut, and harvest hay if the sun doesn’t shine brightly and warmly. In contrast, shortened days, compounded by overcast, gray skies, convey dissipation. Energy ebbs with the waning light…

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    It’s a great pumpkin

    My friend Leadville Laurel McHargue asks her readers’ for their opinions about pumpkins. “When you first see them, do you smile, or does a chill run down your spine because you…

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    A Good Death

    He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane Death. The thought causes…

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    Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut Emojis. They have become…