Author Archives: Jennifer Calvert Edwards

Letting summer free

A six and four year old, a wonder, and a perfect evening helped me remember something vastly important. Neither of them had witnessed the magical phenomenon of the lighting bug (firefly) and they were determined to find out if this … Continue reading

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Joyful summer

It’s time to let loose and do some serious playing!

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It’s time to sing

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Shedding that pandemic cocoon this year makes summer that much grander. We want out! But didn’t we also learn through the pandemic, we want a slower pace of living? We want to feel less rushed and feel more joy. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Poem in my Quiet Space

May 14, 2020 How do I love you?   How do I love you? For if you take all the screaming, all the fists thrust in the air, or the buckets with tears; buckets and buckets and buckets… How do … Continue reading

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March 12 stopped my routine walks at the high school track. Today I was drawn there. Hope was happening. The graduating senior’s pictures were being posted on poles as you enter. Their bright faces moving into the future was joyous. There was … Continue reading

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pressure cookers

When I was growing up my dad bought my mom this weird heavy yellow pot. He was so excited about it because it could cook food fast long before the microwave. My mother was afraid of it. But like a … Continue reading

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How many mothers died?

Yesterday I was holding on to life– and then it was gone. Like a breeze blowing away… Death’s one kindness; the lifeless body stayed warm. My heart broke into pieces. Death whispered in my ear, “See how fragile…?” Life simply … Continue reading

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Did earth get her wish?

For a spectacular 2020 opening to the  year what if the universe granted earth one wish. What would earth have wished for? What would earth want more than anything? Did earth get her wish? Did she ask for some peace … Continue reading

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Serious? Mindfulness helps?

Have you been hit with the mindfulness stuff yet, you know to help “deal” with the world pandemic? If you haven’t you will. Stop and look at the present, they say. Breathe they say. Sit quiet and body scan. Are … Continue reading

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