Monthly Archives: September 2015


Noplace by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/27/15 I do not fear death– In death, I shall go to the place where those who have gone before have went I go to the place where every creature and being who has ever … Continue reading

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Morning Reflection

“Lying in bed. Still dark. No birds awake yet. Listening to a lone cricket’s song. It is a solemn time of silence and anticipation in the predawn gloaming, a stillness for reflection and hope.” ‪

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“Storytelling is a shared, creative process. Once you hear a story, it becomes yours–yours to tell. And what that story means now, has changed a little bit because of you. Your life experience, your veils and filters. You become the … Continue reading

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“I wonder if the hurts ever go away or if they remain like raindrop spots on windows, always having to look through them in life.  How I long for a squeegee.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/24/15

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Forgotten Anniversary

Yesterday was a 5 year landmark for me–a day that profoundly and permanently changed the course of my life. It passed quietly and unnoticed until I received a reminder today. Who I am today is not the person I was … Continue reading

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“May we dance our lives in balance.” Blessings at this sacred time of equal light and dark, welcoming the cooler days of Harvest. Happy Autumnal Equinox! ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/23/15

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“We all have to age, but we don’t have to grow old.  Aging is mandatory;  growing old is optional.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/12/15

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9/11/15–Imagine Peace

“Imagine peace.  Now live it.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/11/15

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Forgotten Beatitude

Blessed are the broken and broken-hearted, may we find peace.

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“Memory is a most wonderful dwelling; memory is a most painful dwelling. The Universe has a cruel, ironic wit. Memories are, at once, marvelous and terrible hauntings–a bittersweet paradox. The endless wrestling with hindsight. The lamenting song of “if I … Continue reading

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