Simply Sophy: Caring for All Creatures…

Today I saw a fox pattering along the edge of the forest, nose down, intent on its journey to catch mice in the horse pasture a quarter mile up the road.  The birds are twittering, a single crow cawing, and, high above, a vulture sways on the wind looking...

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Simply Sophy: The Healing Power of Animals

  Sixteen years ago I prayed to God to bring me a Relationship, the companion of my heart.  I was lonely.  I wanted a man to share my life.  I thought a man would heal the ache in my soul. Instead I got a horse.    A horse? I...

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Simply Sophy! Cheering for Ourselves

Dear Janine, If there is one benefit to this coronavirus isolation, it’s giving us the luxury of time.  It’s not boring. To quote Cicero, “ If you have a garden and a library, you have everything.”  But when, like me, you live alone, the hours are long, especially on...

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Simply Sophy…

Dear Janine, The coronavirus seems to be the only topic of conversation these days, assuming you can even find someone to have a conversation with  . . . as we stand separated by our fears.  I write this sitting on the front steps of my little cottage in Massachusetts,...

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