Author: Dixie Gillaspie

The Truth About Heroes

The wonder with heroes is not in their accomplishments, nor in the costs exacted, but in their persistent striving. For that striving  comes out of the passionate fires at which we lesser, or simply less courageous creatures, seek to warm ourselves. And yet, it is seldom that our own fires seem as bright to our eyes, or as warm to our hands, as they do to the eyes that search in the night of doubt and uncertainty, or the hands that reach out from icy weariness and despair. We need fires lit by other heroes, or our vision will...

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To One Whose Earthly Dance is Ending

  For you I pray that this dance be one of passing on, not of human life, but of spirit. That it be a passing on of one spark to another from that fire which never goes dim. A prayer that, as movement transforms the dancer, so this serves only to highlight that which is real and can never be lost, only transformed. The dance is no less real when the movement stops. So whether stillness comes soon, or many years from now, may we always remember, this dance is infinite and...

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