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jim morrison_dont believe in everything you see

We write to inspire, to create, to carve out a piece of the world that belongs to us, but choose to share with others.

Yet, publicly expressing how we feel is scary.  Some of us try to avoid controversy or conflict, in hopes of being kinder, gentler, and not succumbing to negative judgments. The reality is we are aware of more negative responses than positive ones.

Those who judge us most harshly, often choose not to see the truth, nor inquire at the source to find it, but pass along hearsay or false information pretending that it is real.

As they say, there are none so blind as those who will not see….

Telling the truth is controversial because it makes us vulnerable to those who would twist it or use pieces of it to create their version of reality.   When did caring become so rare and gentle honesty removed from daily interactions?  Having strong opinions leads to change, especially if we are willing to open our hearts and minds, in addition to our mouths.

Some people bully others into silence and we are told not to speak. So how can someone claim to know us by causing us to remain unheard?

A person who does not speak to me, nor respect my opinion, cannot claim to speak for me. Choosing to misrepresent the truth doesn’t make it so; it just creates conflict and controversy.  If the point is to be the loudest person in the room, controversy will be achieved.

But, resolution and honest communication don’t stand a chance.










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“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.”
― Dorothy Parker


Motherhood begins with the dreams of a perfect family photo and gratitude for a healthy child. But, it is physically and mentally demanding.  Every decision seems to be wrong and the hopes of fulfilling the magical child in an organic and creative environment are harder to fulfill.

The moments of clarity, and the view from afar, allow moments to treasure.

The artist prince has created his art with an empathetic heart, donations to charity, and a well-cultivated and ambitious combination of business and marketing savvy.  He has turned lemons into spiked lemonade with a wry sense of humor.

The education princess chooses to help her students, and her children, experience learning, self-esteem, and respect in a daily practice to allow them to develop fine characteristics and enhance their faith in G-d.

The museum princess feels safe in the heart of our nation’s public institutions.  She engages visitors, creates educational programming, and has designed a plan to make museums welcoming and inclusive learning environments.

The youngest prince is still trying to find his way.  He has discovered that physical activity and hard work satisfy both his hands and his mind.  He loves to travel and is a loyal friend.  Wherever he goes, he needs to combine a social life with religious observance and stay true to who he wants to be.

It seems that I am far past the point of being able to impart life lessons or ethical decisions.  As a parent, the desire to be involved in our adult children’s lives, but remain an out of sight observer, is a dance that I am still struggling to learn the steps to.   Can they create long-standing relationships between themselves and their families?  What do we leave behind and how do I strengthen who they are going forward?

Have I become irrelevant already?

Their paths have led them so far from where I could have ever imagined.  These are the moments I treasure; reflecting on how much they have achieved and how they are adding their gifts,  imprint, and humanity on the world.


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