Ninepatch OnLine Magazine is the monthly publication of a non-profit organization by the same name. In the pages of this Ninepatch magazine, women – and the men who support them – share their spiritual journeys and life experiences through letters, essays, poetry, book reviews and more. Ninepatch offers a forum where contributors can be heard and enjoy an atmosphere of sharing and acceptance. Such sharing is vital in helping everyone find their place in an eternal spiritual circle where all know and are known.

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Remember junior high/middle school grade Health class?  That’s where I made a poster of the eyeball and showed how light entered it and other details.


It may have been where I first heard the term “light wave.” However, that term may have come for science class, It’s have to remember.  Anyway, light is a wave. (I always picture it like a calm, rolling ocean with long smooth swells. )


In recent years, I also learned light’s wave is not continuous. It is  sometimes a string of particles. ( Maybe that is in the “valley” between the swells.)


MY point? Lately my life has been like the particle portion of the light wave: broken episodes and no smoothness.


I am happy to say,  in the last few days I hit the smooth part!

Yeah! It’s been a long time coming!


The part that’s important for me to remember is when I am in the particle part and lack the smoothness of routine,  IT WILL PASS.   I have to “stay the course,” ride out the rough part and endure.


Wishing you smooth life waves!



Frances Fritzie





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Editor, Frances


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