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April 2016, vol 12 no 1

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Mary Frederick Ahearn


From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
                                            ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moving from her apartment, then to assisted living, and now to skilled nursing. The view isn't pretty – a parking lot, a few low utilitarian buildings, and the nearby highway. Saddened, I turn away.

"But it's the light that matters, you see," she says, reaching for my hand.

the way the light
finds the corners
every morning