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A Time for Remembering

“The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for better or worse, we are becoming. But again and again we avoid the long thoughts….We cling to the present out of wariness of the past. And why not, after all? We get confused. We need such escape as we can find. But there is a deeper need yet, I think, and that is the need—not all the time, surely, but from time to time—to enter that still room within us all where the past lives on as a part of the present, where the dead are alive again, where we are most alive ourselves to turnings and to where our journeys have brought us. The name of the room is Remember—the room where with patience, with charity, with quietness of heart, we remember consciously to remember the lives we have lived.” ― Frederick Buechner, A Room Called Remember

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  1. You have the gift TK! I know you have left Alanna now and gone on to pursue your dream, as you should. But your writing is so profound and though I don’t always send in my comments, I couldn’t let today go by without letting you know how much it touches my soul. I miss talking, seeing and connecting with you but I think of you whenever I read your posts. Thanks for keeping me on the list. Your writing inspiring me and moves me as always!



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