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Song for Elizabeth Blue

One of Elizabeth’s closest high school friends was Julia. Elizabeth didn’t have many friends, by her own choice mainly, as she had to really like and trust someone to be open to being friends with her/him.  She was very selective. Julia was one of her few friends in high school, and they stayed in touch for a […]

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With Night – a poem by Sabine Miller

Thank you Sabine, for this beauty. Sharing with love and appreciation. With Night – For Lucia on the anniversary of Elizabeth’s death Blue lacewing singing in the atrium at summer’s end coaxed into open palms where it stays even while being waved through the garden, oak crickets, old moonlight – Meanwhile soliloquies of poets and […]

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A Cancer Poem – by Elizabeth Blue

A Cancer Poem written by Elizabeth Blue during her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, 2012 As I pray to the goddesses of white blood cells to increase my cell counts so I won’t get sick. Won’t get a fever and go to the hospital. It becomes more apparent to me than ever: that gentle hand of […]

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Second Anniversary

9/18/14 I am over the Pacific Ocean as I write, traveling from my home on Maui to Berkeley, California. My mother, in her wisdom, proposed the lovely idea of gathering in the Bay Area, inviting me to join her there, along with my sister who lives close by. My oldest friend and Elizabeth’s godmother lives […]

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Facing My Own Mortality

Here’s the background: for the past three years I’ve had a bony bump on my forehead.  It didn’t hurt or grow much, changed little, and mostly I ignored it. It started to bother me when I saw it in photographs, and to assuage my vanity, I looked into having it removed.  I was pretty sure […]

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Moments

It’s been so long since I’ve written, and I have much to share, but I’ll start with now, with today. The first email I opened today was from Jade Beall, saying her new book Bodies of Mothers, was being shipped, and had this photo of it fresh off the press. Although I knew these gorgeous […]

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