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 […]

liquescent

liquescent

    To have the whole air! The light, the full sun Coming down on the flower heads, The tendrils turning slowly, A slow snail-lifting, liquescent; To be by the rose Rising slowly out of its bed, Still as a child in its first loneliness; To see cyclamen veins become clearer in the early sunlight, […]

goodness

goodness

    The wisdom that goodness offers tells us that all of us can flourish.  But the noisy demands of tribe and nation can drown out that voice of reason.  So we spend obscene amounts of money on deadly defenses.  We ignore the truth that a fraction of the world’s military budgets would buy us […]

Rooted

Rooted

  I’m spending most of my time in the studio lately, so it seems logical to post new work here as I go.   iPhone pictures, a little off center and the best I can get, given the crowdedness of my studio these days!  A few notes, perhaps.   Messy, imperfect.  Just what I’m practicing […]

Practice

Practice

      A confession – one that may not come as a surprise to you.  I’m a big Shiny Object girl.  Always seeing what’s new and glittery and dropping what’s in my hand in a heartbeat to go and check out the next thing. And contrary to what many believe, there’s nothing wrong with […]

jumping

jumping

      It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. ~ Wendell Berry   And when we get to that point, we can only pace back and […]

ourselves

ourselves

      We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton   I’m not sure that I know anything more true than this, these days.

kind

kind

          It is the end of one year,  very nearly the beginning of another. In the blogging world, this often calls for a rousing post on resolution, singular or plural. Or an equally moving one on releasing all that still clings to you from the year just winding up. Lots of […]

Overflow

Overflow

      A few years ago, my mindfulness teacher, Jonathan Foust, said something that I still hear, over and over, in my heart.  It’s one of the greatest truths I know. He said, “We serve best from a place of overflow”.   When we rounded the curve this summer and came upon this waterfall […]