Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Tenderness

When I was in Book Passage this week, the book The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey caught my eye.  Set in Alaska, in the1920's, it brings to life the old fairy tale about the couple who wanted a child, and built one of snow.  Amazingly, she comes to life.  I've been trying to understand why I find this book so soothing.  Perhaps it is that it shows we can survive by digging in the earth, and seeing what is around us, and yes, even hunting for what we need.  We have to know and honor death to truly be alive.

I am with so much these days.  The pain of Newtown still haunts, and represents a larger pain.  There is pain, and there is life, and how do we respond?  When do we speak?  When do we renew in caves that hold our inner wilderness with places for retreat?
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