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JOY . . . in spring, Easter, and a visitor from long ago and far away

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“Put your mouthful of words away and come with me to watch the lilies open in such a field, growing there like yachts, slowly steering their petals without nurses or clocks.” ― Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems Dan (Now Father Daniel Sormani, C.S.SP) and me circa 1962 - last time I was taller than anybody! In honor of springtime and Holy Week (coming up), my hunger for rest and renewal, and a visit (Hooray!) with my cousin Daniel, whom I haven't seen in over forty years, I plan to take a serious vacation from Facebook. I won't be visiting blogs, reading email, or posting regularly to my site until after Easter. for Dan ... there’s little i’d want to live overbut a few moments, with special people, their memory held safe, gently wrapped, with

Gratitude Friday’s Resume

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Hello everyone! I’m blessed to be back writing for you all on Friday’s! I’ve been through some rocky times lately. I’m so grateful to be able to say that as of today I have 62 days clean from crystal meth, heroin, and needles. Life is too precious of a gift to just waste away. I’m grateful for the people who prayed for me while I was actively using. They literally saved my life - no joke because I OD on meth and I got a bad batch of heroin laced with another drug and instead of needing narcan I developed a severe allergic reaction. I should have died twice but I’m grateful I didn’t. I can’t wait to write more for you folxs here next week. Brian Lee *photo credit: Pinterest *