Ease

Ease

This day. It holds so much potential, so much room for grace and ease. It began in the early morning light, wisps of clouds illuminated from behind, it seemed, bringing in the cooler air, clearing that heaviness late summer can bring. Soon enough, the birds started greeting the day, the chirps and whistles and trills, […]

fencing

fencing

  Good fences make good neighbors, or so they say. It’s a fine line, though, isn’t it, the creation and maintenance of a visible boundary and yet allowing for the relationship? And if you think about it, no one really teaches us Fence Building 101 – not in school, not ever. And yet there’s truth […]

Luna

Luna

  The usual three a.m. waking happened today, though this morning after taking care of the immediate urge, I noticed the palest light coming in the windows behind the sleek modern tub and opened the door to the outdoor shower area – snow white towels glowing on their hooks, in that light – closing it […]

vow

vow

  I am devoted to love, in all its many forms. To finding a way, each day to come home to myself, to honor the child within me who fought so hard to stay on this earth, to allow her to play and to feel steeped in a love far greater than anything she could […]

Blue

Blue

  “It’s in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are.” ~ Austin Kleon (Steal like an Artist)     She saw, in a magazine, a figure in an evening gown, paddle boarding. That sparked something, and now her novel is being published in less than two […]

magical

I’ve been thinking a lot about magic lately. Not the pull the rabbit out of the hat or ride down Niagara Falls in a barrel kind, not at all. The much more personal kind, the magic that allows us to shift and change and sort and clear and somehow arrive at a place of freedom that we never could have imagined. The kind of magic that allows us to begin over and over again, to return to that place of grace and wide open possibility.

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they

  They knew. Never mind that they were hundreds of miles away geographically and much, much further than that on a psychic level. Never mind that even when you lived under the same tar paper shingled roof, they didn’t have a clue as to who you were or what you were about. Never mind that, […]

river

river

Tell me about the river, she asks, and I wonder – does she want me to spell out the ways in which life is like a river? Is she hungry for metaphor? Does she seek confirmation that yes, life sometimes flows and sometimes circles and created eddies and other times, it just gets all dammed […]

jump

jump

It was that time again. She knew it. Things were shifting, and she could feel it. While all she wanted to do was maintain the status quo, to keep everything just as it was, to be normal – whatever that meant, it just wasn’t the way things were headed. She could tell, the winds were […]

going

going

  When the going gets tough, the tough get going, or so I heard – over and over – when I was young. And so I did exactly that. For decades.   I went to work, and worked hard at work and in doing so, likely made many at work wish they could work like […]