News From Anna

"I have a friend who writes me a letter every Sunday morning. Her letters are full of tales about activities and projects, stimulating thoughts and perceptions, links to interests we share. She practices the art of letter-writing in an era when real letters are almost nonexistent. Yesterday, her letter was much shorter than usual. She told me about her not very good week. And then she asked, 'Do you have any good stories for me?'

At first I said no, that I haven't been coming up with good stories lately. Then I thought, wait... " Read "We Need Good Stories" at

"The Story Basket: On Counseling Children" Has posted.

"...I am the holder of children’s nightmares
and dreams
the basket of song
and prayer sticks
masks and stones
and good bread..."

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