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Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham is a columnist for the Globe’s regional editions.

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Out back, a honeysuckle by any other name

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This morning I took a picture of something I have never seen in my backyard. It’s pale green and is growing in the shadows next to the lily of the valley.

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Love is like night vision. It gives us new eyes

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I think sometimes that in order to see the real Lucy, the world needs a kind of night vision, glasses to put on so that what is hidden inside her is visible.

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He was my hero. He was my father.

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About cancer and pain and life and death, he was philosophical. “I’ve been lucky,” he’d tell you.

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The heartbreaking way we learn eternity exists

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This life is temporary. The next is eternal. Sister said. Father Finn said. My mother said. So who could doubt?