The Young Dead Soldiers

DoNotStandThe young dead soldiers do not speak
Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?…
They say, Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this.
—Archbald Macleish

How do you turn mourning into peace and new hope?

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A Wing and a Prayer

OutTheWindowEven if you know perfectly well how the aerodynamics of an airplane help it stay suspended in the air, and even if you are familiar with the statistics on how safe it is to fly, you might find yourself saying a little prayer as you lift off the ground. Even if you don’t believe that prayer changes anything. It turns out that there are many different ways to lift yourself up.

What spiritual practice lifts you up?

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An Empty Hall

LongHallwayIn a few hours this empty school hallway will be utterly transformed, full to bursting with young life. The fact that it’s quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, just that it’s waiting.

What have you learned during a time in your life when things felt empty or without purpose?

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Grandiose

Mt.RushmoreOK, so most of us will never have our heads carved into a giant mountain face, but pretty much all of us have times when our own particular triumphs or tragedies seem to take on monumental proportions, blocking out all view of the lives of those around you.

Who or what helps you to maintain a sense of proportion?

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Nap Time

NapTimeOne of the definitions of adulthood is when you considering taking a nap to be a privilege rather than a punishment.

What do you do to restore yourself?

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