Tag Archive | forgiveness

Art and healing the collective body: reconfiguring controversial public art


Dearest readers, A friend and very talented and compassionate fellow writer recently shared with me the fascinating and horrifying true story of her ancestor, Massachusetts Puritan Hannah Duston (1657-1736). Hannah Duston has been commemorated and was at one time celebrated for her brutal and vengeful acts of scalping and murdering in their sleep 10 Native […]

How Do You Love Your Enemies?


Hello readers, During this past week or so, I have been contemplating the meaning of the commandment / expression: “love your enemies”.  Obviously not meant to be a simple task, nonetheless, there is a lot to think about regarding the meaning of this phrase.  Do you have enemies?  If you live in society with other […]

Unrivaled Sibling: Forgiveness of Dreams Undone


A colleague’s face is painted with my sister’s shadow Resentment springs where attention undeserved was lost Unspoken conversations over decades remain intact A mind weaves poisonous threads easily Cut outs of unnecessary misery excised My sister’s bitter note “wish you were dead” No longer matters So sad you feel I stole the love you craved […]