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First Ring, chapter 1 of SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND PERFECT

The “articles” in this section are all chapters from my book SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND PERFECT, further findings of a fallible free spirit, published in 2016 and available from Amazon.com in trade or e-book format.  (Also to be found on Amazon.com is … Continue reading

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Room for More (chapter 4)

by Lesta Bertoia I am inside my heart. The softly glowing, warm red walls of a curving corridor are pulsing gently on either side of me. I am standing barefooted on a resilient floor, beside a feature in the inner … Continue reading

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The Word

by Lesta Bertoia There was a powerful urgency, at certain times in history, as well as a powerful resistance, to the spreading of the Word. Because the Word had lost something in the translation, not only for the converts but, … Continue reading

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Even Zebras Get the Blues

by Lesta Bertoia My friend Fran, an open-hearted, quick-witted, self-proclaimed but lovable neurotic, is an artist, like myself. She met her husband Guy in high school some forty-plus years ago and now has three grown daughters. Last fall, Guy, who … Continue reading

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The Artist on Loan

by Lesta Bertoia My favorite way to paint is to start by preparing a canvas with a variety of colors thrown into the gesso in order to form random combinations of hues and shapes. As I smooth the pigments into … Continue reading

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