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  • We are getting to know our corner of where we are now.

    Last night we walked to Longfellow Square and had dinner there.

    My Mother admired the colorful apron that the waiter wore but wondered what else the tattooed, cheerful, young man did.
    “Probably a musician,” I said.
    Sure enough, he is a guitar player.

    My first rating for a place to eat is whether or not it is quiet.
    The food is important too, of course.
    We are trending to the early shift, so the quiet is there, waiting for us.
    We have scored high the last couple of nights.

    We are still waiting.
    Now we wait for the next phase, the hidden work of healing.
    There are still fundamentals that cannot be fixed and existing conditions that will remain.
    Healing is a relative term and specific to one aspect.
    Heart surgery is considered a plumbing or electrical operation.
    The problems can be either or both.
    In this case it is both but the surgery was specific for the plumbing.

    We are dwellings made of flesh and spirit.
    A chambered nautilus is flesh contained.
    But we wear our vulnerability on the outside and create invisible armor with deeds, moods, actions, and also through non-actions.

    Our wounds are many and healing is quiet work.

    Meanwhile, we are walking in Portland.
    We are leaving our footprints in spirals and circles.
    Intersecting, at Longfellow Square, with a great writer who stands watch over the sand of time.
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