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Today one of my friends had to put her canine companion to sleep.

Today one of my friends’ wife gave birth to their second child.

We celebrated new life and mourned the loss of another.

We smoked Cuban cigars and feasted on German chocolate cake.

We reminisced about what had been and we imagined what will be.

We danced in the doorways between Life, Death & Rebirth.

Thankful for the abundance of emotion and the depth

Of experience that accompanied the transitions.

Happy are those who choose to undertake their work with a joyful heart.

(Above, a Runechilde ™ looks into the possibilities of all future paths. Doll Shaman © STORM 2009)