Tag Archives: Joan

Along for the ride

by cheri sabraw   Today in San Gimignano, an old woman dressed in blue caught my eye. Her nylon stockings, pumps, and oversized purse all stylized her in an elegant fashion as she rested before heading down the tile street. … Continue reading

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The Frog Princes

by cheri sabraw Since my mother died, it’s been a reflective several months for me. I have thought a great deal about aging but more about vitality–how to keep it and nourish it. This evening, the glorious rain that has … Continue reading

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A Proton

by cheri block Joan left the earth’s atmosphere the other night after lingering for several weeks in and about her children’s homes. Now a spot of energy in the Grand Scheme of Things, Joan is on her way. I did … Continue reading

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Queen Joan

by cheri block One of the inherent problems with writing is that it [meaning all that has been written about] has all been said before. Sure. What writers must remember is that each of us puts our own signature on … Continue reading

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On Seizing the Day

by cheri block I sit in a hard plastic lounge chair  reading Saul Bellow’s Seize the Day but find myself distracted by the enormous cactus  growing out of the red rock that lines my mother’s Arizona patio home.  Its ribbed … Continue reading

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The Queen is Moving In Today (5)

by cheri block Move-In day for Joan arrived as scheduled. My, how time has moved along itself, I thought, still in the sack, trying to recharge my battery for the big day ahead. Why, just a little while ago, a  … Continue reading

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Letting go

by cheri block In the sweltering garage, two piles of stuff wait for guidance. In the air-conditioned tired patio home, a little old woman waits for the same. A grandson and son walk back and forth, carrying boxes, trinkets, vases, … Continue reading

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My Silent View

by cheri sabraw How we view the world is critical to our productivity, our relationship with our children and family members, and our ability to impact society. Certainly, life experiences can impact our view. Take my mother, for example. Her … Continue reading

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