Wake

Wake

  If I flinched at every grief, I would be an intelligent idiot.  If   I were not the sun, I’d ebb and flow like sadness.  If you were not   my guide, I’d wander lost in Sanai. If there were no light, I’d keep   opening and closing the door.  If there were no […]

release

release

  The end of the year.  The full moon.  The dark beginning to turn to the light. A time, on all these fronts and more, to release. Release what binds us, what no longer serves us, what holds us back.   It’s really easy – and highly encouraged, it seems, in these waning days – […]

Lost

Lost

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. ~ Henry David Thoreau   I have spent so much of my life trying to find myself – and I’ve been in good company on that front.  There’s an entire industry built on just that, isn’t there?  And yet, maybe, what I need – what […]

help

help

  Help is strangely, something we want to do without, as if the very idea disturbs and blurs the boundaries of our indidviual endeavors, as if we cannot face how much we need in order to go on. We are born with an absolute necessity for help, grow well only with a continuous succession of […]

Mirror

Mirror

    The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here.  Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to […]

Sawubona

Sawubona

    I’ve just returned from a trip – one I knew would be a big one.  How big, however, I had no idea.  In just under a month, South Africa won my heart – the land, the sky, the creatures and the people.  All of it.  I don’t think there is anyway I could […]

Cape

Cape

Coming home is the arc of the bridge, the struts making shadows on the water’s edge. The waves shyly showing their tips now and then, gulls screeing for all that lives below. Coming home is the piney woods, each trunk skinny in it’s efforts to find the sun. The tops, feathery and fragrant, waving in […]

homecoming

homecoming

I’m home. After driving more than 1200 miles and sleeping in six beds in nine days, across eight states, I am home. This trip was different than most – I drove rather than flying, I went back to a place I once knew well rather than exploring new territory,  I didn’t stay in one place […]

clarity

clarity

  You asked and I finally answered.  Thanks for your patience.   While most of the work I do comes to me through recommendations and referrals, it’s time to be clear about the ways we can work together.   Here’s the link to the page with all my current offerings.  Feel free, of course, to […]

live

live

I have to push myself sometimes. I have to remember that I am living in 2015, in a fairly privileged and extremely sheltered way in some regards. I have to remember that I am in a fully grown body, that I am safe, that those who love me will not hurt me. I have to […]