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THERE is a much loved Persian poem a student shared with me not long ago. It speaks of the last moon of the month as the “sickle moon”. It is the moon that is meant to make us stop and consider what we have gathered from life in the last month, even in the depths of winter. There are havests to be gathered every month, it says encouragingly. And, thank goodness, there is a perennial spring — stirring gloriously, giving life abundantly. —Mrs.Chips

P.S.  A friend from Australia wrote recently to say her favorite day of the year is March 21st. The first day of spring for many but, in Australia, Harmony Day.

     Our banner photo this month is courtesy of Beat Schuler from Switzerland.   

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Could you repeat that?

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“What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do. —Elizabeth Lesser

2> Please be tidy

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3> Our “hilltop” 

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4> Life in London

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Next month: Bending 

5> His life and others

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.  6> The music in my garden

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 7> I like his feet best of all

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 8>  Chocolate Gammarchips (#13)

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