Tag Archives: denial

Container Gardening

We all know someone whose life… at least to the rest of us… appears to be a wreck!  And yet, they continue to live that way, and we wonder, “Why don’t they change?”  The fact is that they don’t change … Continue reading

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Hope Is A Muscle

Having entered the Publisher’s Clearing House “$5,000-a-week-for-life” sweepstakes he spends a great amount of the days leading up to the drawing dreaming about what he will do with the money: the people he will help, the house he will buy … Continue reading

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Acceptance

After Lucinda’s funeral and after the Mercy Meal in the Church hall, Fred drove home alone.  The empty house screamed to him of Lucinda’s absence.  Going into their bedroom he opened dresser drawers and held her items to his nose, … Continue reading

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Catching On

I came across a cartoon in the New Yorker which shows a guy in his armchair, newspaper on his lap.  He is glancing down at the floor to the right where the viewer sees an envelope half-sticking out from under … Continue reading

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Luggage

For months you have imagined how this exotic and long-awaited trip will be. Cumulatively, large chunks of your days have been spent in imagining the places you will visit, the customs you will discover, the new dishes that you will … Continue reading

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Trying To Fool Others

There are so MANY ways to be in denial!  On one TV episode of “Hoarders” even while standing among mountains of items that threatened to topple onto him a man said, “I don’t think we’re hoarders.  We just outgrew the … Continue reading

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