Category Archives: Passages

365, Day 91: We Enter in the Middle

While I was out running errands this afternoon a friend and I were messaging back and forth about the storms popping up in the area. He described the clouds as “beautiful, dark, angry and deep” and my reaction was, “Yes!!” … Continue reading

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365, Day 84: Walking Holiday

I have never been on a walking holiday. I have never donned a pack and sturdy shoes and set off to see the countryside on foot, slow and intimate. Someday, I would like to change that. (© Karen Opp. All … Continue reading

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365, Day 79: Phoenix Rising

Out of the ashes of Burning Days come new beginnings….

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365, Day 78: Shadows

Shadows of the past lie in unlikely corners. Ephemeral, darkly gossamer, the weave around my soul binding, restricting, slowly cutting into my being as I grow around them like a tree growing around a barbed wire fence. Healing is not … Continue reading

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365, Day 73: Landmarks

We have emotional, biographical landmarks. Sometimes the emotional landmarks coincide with physical landmarks in the places we live. There are times when these landmarks need to be revisited and the story rewritten… Take back your story, one landmark at a … Continue reading

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365, Day 70: The Mississippi

I spent some time on the banks of the Mississippi River yesterday evening with some Cajun music and a friend who would be happier if I didn’t think rivers were creepy. I think I’ll work on that a bit. Today’s … Continue reading

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365, Day 59: Water

I have a love-hate-love relationship with water. Water, in a sense, gives life. It can also take it away. Last fall, I almost drowned on my first canoe outing. The face to face encounter with my own mortality rocked my … Continue reading

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365, Day 48: Serendipity & Fresh Starts

Life is strange. Endings are woven into beginnings and pain and isolation can give way to resolution, connection, and community when you least expect it. The law of unintended consequences can bite. But it can also heal. It has been … Continue reading

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365, Day 45: Signs of the Season

It’s interesting how something I’d never heard of ten months ago could so quickly come to define my sense of identity. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 40th Festival Season officially ended for me on July 3rd, the “end date” on … Continue reading

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