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Contents Page: Jan 1, 2012, vol 7 no 4

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Adelaide B. Shaw


The arrival of spring gives me an injection of optimism, a much needed jolt directly into my veins. I feel stronger, younger. The winter thoughts of last month, last week, the blue moods brought on by gray skies and dirty snow slowly dissolve in these first tentative warm days. I can again believe that aging is a concept of the mind, not simply the number of years lived.

the last snowball–
spiking through cold dirt
the first daffodil

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