Tapestries: Words of Devotion for the Second Half of Life

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Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2004 - 196 páginas

One quarter of Americans have begun or are beginning to work on the second half of their lives. Tapestries was written for all those trying to gracefully move through this rich yet confusing period. The meditations focus on topics that relate to the reader's passage through this life stage: change, impermanence, transformations, immortality, growth and survival.Tapestries can be creativity used to fit the needs and interests of the reader. Some may want to choose a specific topic, others may want to randomly select a page and still others may choose to start at the beginning and work their way through to the end. Quotations from a variety of authors, time periods and religious traditions are an important part of each reading.

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Preface
3
Arrogance 8 Awards
9
Best Friends 10
10
Byways
12
Candles 15 Caring 16 Celebrations
17
Changes 19 Chats 20 Childhood
21
The Circus 23 Clocks 24 Cocoons
25
Collections 27 Color 28 Compass
29
Purpose of Life 132 Pussy Willows 133 Puzzles
134
Questions 135
135
Quilts
136
Regrets
137
Resiliency
139
Retreat 141 Risks
142
Ruins
144
Scars 146 Seeds
147

Conscience 31 Conservation
32
Counting Blessings
34
Crosses 35
35
Cycles
36
Dark Days 37 Darkness 38 Daybreak
39
The Doldrums
41
Enchantment
43
Excalibur 46
44
Expectations
47
Family Names 49 Family Tree
50
Fetishes 52 Final Words 53
53
Fireflies
54
The Fountain of Youth
56
V
57
L
90
Oops
116
Pandoras Box 117 Paradise Lost 118 Partners
119
Perception 121 Petroglyphs
122
Plans 124 Playmates
125
Potential 127 A Pot of Gold
128
Powers of the Mind 129 Prejudices 130 Priorities
131
Selffulfilling Prophesies 149 Seniors
150
Skipping Stones 152 Slowing Down
153
Solstices 155 Sounds
156
Spontaniety 158 Spring Cleaning
159
Stages of Life 160 Standing Still 161 Star Dust
162
Stepping Stones 164 Survival
165
Synchronicity
166
Tears 168 Teetertotter
169
This Is Your Life 171 Time Capsule
172
Toys 174 The Tree of Life
175
Tree Rings 176 Trees 177 Turtle Island
178
Twentyfour Hours
179
Vortex
181
Walls
183
Walls 183 War 184 Water
185
Wisdom 187 Witch Hunts
188
Whos Who 189 Wonder of the World
190
Wrinkles
192
Bibliography
193
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Gail Mesplay is a retired high school history teacher. She is spending the second half of her life writing, traveling, and working as a hospice volunteer. She is the author of A Moment of Peace and Quiet: Meditations for Teachers. She lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her husband, Ken.

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