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white quilt

White quilt

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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She hath wings by Victor Hugo

She hath wings

“Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.” -Victor Hugo

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Dearness

“…You didn’t come onto this earth as a perfectionist or control freak. You weren’t born a person of cringe and contraction. You were born as energy, as life, made of the same stuff as stars, blossoms, breezes. You learned contraction to survive, but that was then. You have paid through the nose—paid but good. It […]

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The ease of endings

I have been grieving.  This season has found me going inward, craving quiet, and restlessly seeking to pry open my tightly-fisted hands. During the last six weeks or so, I’ve been blindsided by the iron grip of past griefs I thought had long loosened. I’ve also been watching fearfully as the shiny, alluring dreams I […]

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Be a surfer

I went searching for a quotation on strategy this morning, and was surprised that this one–technically about surfing–gave me the strongest tug. Have you ever thought of surfing as strategy? “Moi non plus,” as the French would say, but of course now that I have been shown the way, it is so obvious.  Do you know […]

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