When do we lose our innocence?

When is it that we lose our innocence? Is it when we experience our first rejection, our first heartbreak, or our first loss? Whenever it is, it hurts to realize that life is not an easy ride and not a happily ever after story. It is happy, but it also comes with more than a […]

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Missing someone even before they are gone.

It is part of the human condition to constantly anticipate the future, even the near future, making it sometimes sadder tan we’d like. This happened today after spending time with one of my little fabulous nieces. While waiting for my bus back home, she hugged me and told me she missed me.

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Are our children waking up to reality too soon?

  Now more than ever, it’s hard to screen our kids from the cruelty that is going on in the world. Many will say we shouldn’t, that so is life and they should know what it’s about the sooner the better. But kids are becoming more aware at an earlier age that death is imminent and […]

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Peace in a violent world.

Last Christmas I sat with my godchild to draw and, as our picture progressed, I drew a girl crying. My godchild asked me why. I told her that she was sad because the world was in trouble, with wars going on, shootings in schools and universities, and climate change due to the damage we humans […]

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Live with the curiosity of a child.

I look at this picture of myself and I can’t help feeling a bit sad. At the time the picture was taken I can only guess I was discovering life everyday. Little did I know then that life wouldn’t be easy. I look at her and feel extremely sorry, but again, it brings me hope […]

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