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October 30, 2008

perfect job, deserved accolades, and wedded bliss
posted by soe 4:52 pm

I’m having a rather frazzled end of the month, but it’s good to take a few deep breaths and focus for a few minutes on what has been beautiful in the world recently.

So, I offer you three beautiful things from the past week.

1. My former coworker Sarah, who went to Peru for a few months, is back in the States. While lunching today, she told me about the new job she starts next Wednesday — a paid position with an organization she used to volunteer with.

2. Remember last month when I told you about my friend BW, who inspires a love of and thirst for knowledge about politics in her high school students? Well, this week, she and her students have gotten more well-deserved recognition for their interest and involvement in this election cycle:

3. I wrote about it last night, but my best friend Danny, generally known here as Grey Kitten, married his fiance, David, today at a courthouse in San Diego. This was not, perhaps, the celebration they would have planned if time had not been of the essence, but I know it was a happy one and one that friends and family have been awaiting for years now. In my book, any wedding that involves two people who love each other, respect each other, and are good for one another is cause for celebration. So tonight I shall lift a steaming mug of hot chocolate toward a lovely couple in California and I hope you will join me in doing the same.

What beautiful things have you noticed recently?

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for danny and david
posted by soe 2:44 am

I wish I could be there.

Instead, I send my love, with all speediness, to shower blessings upon the two of you today as you make formal the claims you had already staked on one another’s hearts.

Danny and David

   ~Sheenagh Pugh

Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

May your sometimes last a lifetime. And may you always look back on today with happiness.

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