Cathleen Holst

Notes from my end of the pensive pond

Pensive Ponderings


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2015 Reading Challenge

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 7:55 AM


It's so hard to believe that we are days away from closing the door on 2014, making way for another new year. Hallejuah! I say. Another year older, another year wiser. 


In the spring of 2014, I was invitited to join the Great New Books team, a group of fantastic ladies dedicated to sharing t...

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Happy Father's Day

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

"Happy Father's Day, Dad. I love you."


Seven words. 


Seven words I will never again have the chance to say to my father. 


Six years ago I lost my father to lung cancer. His death was sudde...

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On the wings of imagination, there's no room for reality

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM


It's difficult to make it out in this picture, but those spots of white, just beyond the creek and thicket of trees in our backyard, there's a house. And it's only visible during the fall and winter months. When the trees reawaken, and their branches grow thick with leaves, it will, once again, be obscured from view for another year. I'm sharing this becau...

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And Then It's Spring

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Here's wishing everyone the very happiest of springs! May your harvested dreams be bountiful.


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My new Mantra

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM

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Walking to Sleep 

By: Richard Wilbur


As a queen sits down, knowing that...

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