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Becca Hermes

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Aging

Middle Age: Friend or Foe?

My birthday is in the first week of January, so the start of each new calendar year coincides with the start of a new age for me as well. This year, I hit not only a new decade, but a... Continue Reading →

Adulthood is Beautiful

Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about a passage from one of my favorite books, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I’m not really a sci-fi fan per se, but Madeleine L’Engle (I always call her by her... Continue Reading →

Beauty

I’ve been thinking today about beauty.  What is it that makes us love beauty so much?  Beautiful music, beautiful people, beautiful artwork, beautiful landscape…it all makes something inside of us feel a sense of joy or delight or even pain... Continue Reading →

Friends

The old woman lay in her hospital bed, looking out the windows at the beautiful green mountains she loved, yet surrounded by beeping machines.  Pneumonia had gripped her lungs once again, and she thought of the joy that it would be... Continue Reading →

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