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    The Joy of Waiting

    My husband loves to fly kites.  We recently spent four days at the Oregon Coast and he was very much looking forward to getting some ‘air time.’ Not much you can do, though, if you have no wind.   So we just waited.  And while we waited we sat in our beach chairs and read books. We threw sand in the air a few times to see which the wind was blowing. Sand up, sand down.  No wind blowing. No matter, we were at the beach. The sun was shining, people were laughing.  The waves were invigorating, calling and diving birds put on a show.  There were kids and sandcastles….…

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    Sabbath Equation in the Garden

    my perennial bed I drag my green plastic chair across the lawn out to the garden.  The orange bucket is upended and covered with an old towel–my ‘end table.’  I place my fresh cup of warm coffee on top and settle in with my camera over my shoulder. I am waiting for the hummingbird. I’ve noticed her from my kitchen window, stopping at tall spikes of Cardinal Flower, relishing the nectar feast as she drinks from red trumpets. I am determined to capture this in a photo. There are so many other things I could be doing–organizing papers and kid files from school, entering the obligatory data in the computer…