Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 25. Green As a little girl, lying down in the middle of a big expansive empty green field to look up at the sky made me feel safe and free of all of the noise and sensitivities and ideas and words and experiences that weighed me […]
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Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of […]
See with every turning day, how each season wants to make a child of you again, wants you to become a seeker after rainfall and birdsong, watch how it weathers you to a testing in the tried and true, tells you with each falling leaf, to leave and slip away, even from the branch that […]
Oh yes, my wintry soul needed this loveliness yesterday, when my friend Michael Nelson posted it on her Facebook page. So grateful for Mary Oliver’s reminder that we can always count on green showing up again, one day, someday, soon.
I have been feeling that I am no longer sure which way to go. So many plates spinning, so many balls juggling, so many potential paths to follow. Stepping out and hoping to find rock. – Amy Carmichael And my mind is definitely baffled. So I conclude that I must have arrived at a real journey. Another […]
I know that many of you will disagree with me, but this is the date upon which I think New Year’s should be celebrated. September is too packed with work and activity, January too dreary. Taxes have yet to be filed. Instead, give me the newness and rebirth and infinite possibility of May 1st and […]
For Persis Easter resurrection shouts its message of hope. It says, “I cannot be silenced.” It says, “Even if you say nothing, the rocks will cry out their amazement.” It says, “Something completely unexpected, decadent and defiant, anti-gravitational and extravagant has taken place.” Truly, this day, this story, this unparalleled gift, they all demonstrate one […]