This girl. This young woman. Nearly twenty seven years later, I can look at her now with such love. She didn’t love herself, not back then. She didn’t know how. All she knew was that she wanted happiness, and she believed what she’d been taught. That love and happiness would come in the form of […]


What if this love, this Eros could be the underpinning rather than the undoing, the place we rest and find our way to peace versus another point of pressure of pain, of suffering? what if this love, this Eros is the very key to unlock our freedom, our selves. What then? how high could we […]


      There’s something about being on the other side of the world that gives me pause when I think about commenting on all that’s happened in America recently.  While I love my new home here in rural South Africa beyond reason, there’s part of my heart which will always remain enmeshed with the […]


  Therefore…love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle […]


What am I doing in South Africa? I keep getting this question, from many people. And sometimes from myself.  The truth is, I don’t exactly know.  The truth is, that it is somehow, inexplicably, home.  And the truth is that, at least for right now, it’s where I belong. When I returned from South Africa:the dream trip, […]


  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 […]


    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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


  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, […]