September 3

I looked at the paper this morning. The headlines are always grim, so I chose instead, to read the article on the bottom half of the front page about a new playground dedicated to two boys who died in the Oso mudslide. The memory of their joy in life will be celebrated every time children play there. It is a heartwarming story.


By avoiding the headline article, I’m not trying to stick my head in the sand and pretend that ugliness does not exist. I’m pragmatic enough to recognize injustice in the world. I just don’t think I need to start every day focused on evil and wring my hands over my helplessness to do anything about it, when, in fact, I am doing something about it. I am choosing to focus on positive, life-giving energy. I think it would be fantastic if we all did that.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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7 Responses to September 3

  1. Christopher Thomas says:

    Darlene, I tried to like, but WordPress won’t let me


  2. Mary Ann Schradi says:

    Like your blog a lot! Good luck!


  3. Rene says:

    I 100% agree! Actually, it’s the only way I know to survive the potentially crushing weight of sadness and grief in the world! Thank you for sharing this and being a force of good and light in the world! 😊


  4. Peerooza says:

    I agree. There is just too much negativity in our
    World today. It’s good to focus on the positives.
    Thanks for sharing and bringing forth the good.


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