Linnea Ashley on August 28th, 2008

it doesn’t go away…it doesn’t fade…it doesn’t transform into some lesser thing. love remains…after misunderstandings and missed opportunities – beyond cultural borders and emotional boundaries…love remains. now what’s to be done with it once its time has passed – its potential for taking center stage quietly overlooked or taken for granted? we bury. we layer. […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 28th, 2008

it was a moment in history. the audience swelled far beyond the 75,000 crowded into a stadium. i think maybe the whole world watched…at the very least more than one would imagine under normal circumstances. and if he wasn’t the poet he usually his he was the stong figure people have questioned he can be. […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 25th, 2008

i’m not exactly sure when my philosophy on travel changed. my assumption, without much thought, is that it was in peace corps. i got used to two things…having plans fall apart mid execution, and having other people make the plans in the first place. either way…the results were interesting. i didn’t always know what would […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 16th, 2008

i watched splendor in the grass tonight. stayed up later than i need be awake to see its bittersweet finish. and i can’t get one of the last scenes out of my head. not the famous shot of deanie – natalie wood – clad flawlessly in white walking beside bud – covered in oil; instead […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 16th, 2008

how we give things and how they are taken are not always in agreement. a gesture in friendship can be taken as slight. i’ve recently slighted in the name of friendship. maybe for the sake of it. had no idea the damage my perspective could bring – my attempts to be anything but cruel. but […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 14th, 2008

my mother is one of the most thoughtful people i know. it is a quiet consideration for others – easy to take for granted unless you are paying attention. when i was in south africa she sent me a letter every single week i was there with the exception of while i was recovering in […]

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