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About begoodandimeanit

singer writer poet mother wife daughter sister friend teacher and believer in Justice and Fairness

Optimism

  I read a criticism of the Bahá’í Faith yesterday – a rabbit hole I fell into online while looking up something else. What really struck me was the author’s idea that the Bahá’ís are comfortable with the target date for world peace being “indefinitely postponed.” … Continue reading

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The World Holds its Breath

To a waltz rhythm We are just children – but our ancestors were younger than we (rest rest) are (rest rest) now (rest rest rest rest) And the world holds its breath (rest rest pause) as we take our first steps. What … Continue reading

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Stillness and Silence

Being Still Being still long enough to take the time to write – I create this bubble around me because our house is never quiet and I am rarely alone. Stillness sounds noisy. It’s my dog panting on the floor … Continue reading

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Max

Something about this dog of ours – his smashed up bully of a face – a combination of bat and fly, a terrible underbite, missing teeth, his chubby, hotdog body, his tiny paws. His snores. His terrible odor. Barking at … Continue reading

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When the Golden Rule is Not Enough

There are times when the golden rule is not enough: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What if you want to be a martyr? What if you think blowing yourself up as a suicide bomber … Continue reading

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Hair

I don’t know if I am brave enough to color or not color my hair. I don’t know why it feels so significant. You could say that my white hair is a decision I made. It feels more like it … Continue reading

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Fixing things

Fixing things David came to fix things. I have been saying, “My brother is here.” Actually I have been saying, in a boastful way, with capital letters and italics, “My BROTHER is here to help fix things at the house.” … Continue reading

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