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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 4, December 2018
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Pris Campbell
Lake Worth, Florida, USA


Taking Flight

It was two weeks before Christmas that my father, a devout Southern Baptist, not at all into New Age thinking, woke my mother from his home hospice bed — do you see that bright light on the ceiling? My mother saw nothing but shadows from the night sky. When I flew in the next day, she told me the story.

Christmas arrives and he speaks nonstop to people we can’t see. As my husband and I stand by his bed, he takes his last breath. The room fills with color. I feel him leave. I know he is watching us fade into the distance, all of us who love him dearly, both saying goodbye and hello.

open chrysalis
a yellow butterfly
on my finger

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