Paying Attention –By Sharon

Paying Attention The mother of all the skills is to learn the art of paying attention. ― Mwanandeke Kindembo   Scattered In this chaotic pandemic, politically charged, racially unjust, climate-unleashed world, paying attention is not easy. So many things compete for our attention. Something pops up on our phone, and we turn away from the person[…]

Birth and Death By Sharon

Birth and Death — A Christmas Story (This Fresh Views was first published 8 years ago. The baby described is now 8-year-old Fianna, a magical child.) “We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.” —Madame de Stael “Every child begins the world again.” —Henry David Thoreau[…]