Spring is officially here! Or the season of natural disillusion, as I have come to call it during those cynical moments when when I can’t seem to keep up with changes in weather or the accompanying shifts in mood and task. Just when you put away the snow boots, the April snow showers are sure … More The Art of Reunion
You know that feeling when you read something and you just can not wait to talk about it with a friend or loved one? I get really excited about new ideas and perspectives and I think talking them over with others has always helped me digest the information into a form that is more clear … More Legacy Part 2
Last month, Mary Oliver departed this life, after 83 years as a “bride married to amazement.” Or at least that was how she articulated the end-of-life hopes she held for herself in the poem “When Death Comes” in 1992. I find comfort in the belief that is exactly the state she found herself in at … More Legacy Part I
Remember December? Perhaps it seems lifetimes ago already, a distant memory as you get ‘”back to the old grindstone.” Or perhaps last month still looms over today in the form of unsent “Thank you” cards on the desktop, a dying Christmas tree in the corner of the room or a slew of credit card … More Can I Get a Witness?
Wake up to bird song, or waves or whispering pines. Open your eyes to the dawning of a new day, and wander toward voices when you are ready for company of the community. Stretch your body, swim, kayak, run, hike. Let your body move how it wants to move as the light starts to fill the … More A Summer Day
May Day is a day that I remember celebrating in early elementary school by making a basket filled with paper flowers to give to my mother. I can recall giving it to her out in our backyard while standing next to the flowering lilac bush. In the memory, the lilacs are filling the air with their sweet … More Dance in Jubilation
Tonight at the health food store where I work, I had a random conversation with a stranger about chocolate (imagine me, imagine that). Her eyes were beautiful, her cheek bones piercing. She couldn’t have been more than 80lbs. She physically ran to the store, which meant she was limited with what she could purchase because she had to be able … More Questioning Beauty