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many, many happy memories of summer from childhood – even the outhouse & hand pump at Uncle Holly’s. an adventure accepted happily with no judgment. summers seemed & were magical.                 

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Dominant Hand: Such sad, strange times. Joys seems increasingly elusive.

Alternate Hand: but it never disappears. can be a matter of attitude but sometimes it just blazes or pops up, like seeing the 1st hyacinth bean bloom or Dottie catching her ball in midair or baby Charlie blowing kisses. moments of delight among all this sadness are especially sweet, gifts to be cherished.

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looks like if you want this 40-year relationship to continue, it’s up to you. not happy with the situation or him, but in his immortal 7-year old’s words, so what? let better angels prevail.

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can hear kids playing next door. always does your heart good.

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gave neighbor kids sweet pea bouquets & all were wowed. lovely, aptly-named flowers.

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have always been glad you grew up when you did. self-sufficiency regarding entertainment encouraged.

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Dominant Hand: I’m enjoying Pigs Might Fly [by Dick King-Smith] a lot. Kind of a Babe precursor, 1st published in 1980. Adorable little hero.

Alternate Hand: very clever & sweet book. fun to learn things from a book for kids.

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[I often compare the right and left sides of the brain to Charles Schulz’s Linus (right) and Lucy (left)]:

sweet, simple analogy that nevertheless packs a wallop. ‘what would Linus do?’ could be new mantra! [My inner child] Little Betty got a jump start with security blanket. new versions of blanket can be powerful tools.

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be kind in response to his email. decades of suppressed rage there. key is that he did suppress it for the sake of his children.

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feel you get as much or more than you give when mentoring. it’s good for your spirit to be in service to children & books.

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