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Wordless

Words are beautiful but sometimes need to waitLest they be out of place.The world must be experienced before it can be described. I tread in a new land.My sister,(the “good friend” mentioned in these blogs)died Tuesday.Before I write about itI need to take the ride, traverse the storms, And live more fully into this place called death,Holding onto the […]

Letting the tulips sing

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Can flowers sing? No way to prove this but recently they sang to me. Finding new colors I recently returned from visiting a friend who’s dying of cancer. In leaving, my heart filled with achingly beautiful sounds and the rich melancholy of grieving. Did grief have a color? […]

Look at the past—bring in the light. Happy 2023

2023 is here. Happy New Year. The light is returning—a good time to reflect on the year that was and, as we do, invite more light. Some of our reflections may feel easy as we express gratitude for the good stuff in 2022—for me, the trip to Italy stands out. Other reflections teach us how […]

Embracing darkness/celebrating light

We’re on countdown to the winter solstice next week—the darkest time of the year. I have mild seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and I’m really feeling the dark. This year, the dark seems heavy, and it’s not just the lack of sunlight. It’s as if more clouds are covering the planet, and they don’t appear to […]

Stop the delivery mania: An Open letter to Santa

I don’t want to seem ungrateful, Santa, and I hope all is well at the North Pole. I know this year’s supply chain issues may make on-time deliveries tough, but I have a few ideas to lighten your load–and help the planet. Could we make gift-giving more environmentally friendly? You’re pretty eco-savvy already. After all, […]

Planting hope

This week I planted daffodils. There’s nothing remarkable about this, although some might question why I waited to dig holes in the ground until the snow started to fall. Or why, in mid-November, I ordered 250 daffodil bulbs. (Simple answer: my gardening obsession got to me and the 100 bulb bags were on sale.) Planting daffodils […]

Stepping back from the precipice of stress

I blew off a meeting this week, a short talk I was to give, and my mistake left me humbled. As awful as it was to disappoint a friend, my error became a gift, an opportunity to see myself tottering on a precipice of stress and back down before it was too late. The details […]

The art of waiting

Waiting. We do a lot of it. Waiting in traffic, in the checkout, or for that blankity-blank Amazon delivery. Sometimes there’s a different kind of waiting when something big is at stake. Maybe it’s for a job, test result, or diagnosis. Or the results of the midterm elections in the U.S. I thought the midterms […]

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