Sparks

Sparks

Undermining Assumptions

Alicia closed the door with resignation as she headed down the steps of Max’s house and into the street to go to work last Monday.  Later that day she would start looking for an apartment for herself and figure out a way to unravel the financial and social web she had woven with Max for the past two years.  She had experienced a series of relationships that had all ended in disappointment and a feeling that she’d never find anyone...

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What's the Question?

 © Odua | Dreamstime.comHave you ever felt irritated and confused about everything all at once in your life? Most of us have. We suffer and stress about how hard things are and how unfair life can be. We feel sorry for ourselves, then go on the same as before, waiting for things to change – for things to get better – but they don’t. Why not? What if, when we’re irritated or puzzled or confused, we started asking questions? That would require some...

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The Sound of My Piano

The piano room in our last house was a big space with a high ceiling, hard surfaces and lots of echo, so this 5-foot long “harp-in-a-box” filled the whole house with sound, even when the top was closed. Yet, somehow, it didn’t seem to really resonate there. In our new home, the piano’s room is small and intimate, with a low ceiling, surrounded by lots of books, carpet, nooks and crannies that absorb its sounds. Its resonance is muted until...

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