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May 22, 2020

A touching poem from the Network for Grateful Living . . .

One day people will touch and talk perhaps easily,
And loving be natural as breathing and warm as sunlight,
And people will untie themselves, as string is unknotted,
Unfold and yawn and stretch and spread their...

April 2, 2020

Ma Nature is showing off in my part of the world during a time when we need her the most. Many of the early Spring flowers in my yard were planted by people who lived here before me. Starting with the crocuses then the daffodills, the rest follow suit and rise up when...

March 29, 2020

Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.

In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence

the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power.

For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.

But today well lived

March 23, 2020

Discover how you can start your day in peace.

March 23, 2020

Book Review of Essentials, a collection of poetry ehat explores life's beautiful questions, by poet and philosopher, David Whyte.

March 10, 2020

The magic in this Rumi poem lives in its simplicity. Everyday words are elevated as they connect to each other. Together they invite us to seek our unique interpretation. 

Moving into Spring, what do they say to you?

Be a full bucket pulled up
the dark way
of a well...

January 18, 2020

In the spirit of beginning anew, each of my past five years have begun with setting a one-word intention rather than a resolution. An intentional approach does not have to begin at the strike of the New Year. It's flexible and allows time for thought and creativity. Ra...

October 19, 2019

Daisy inhabited a well-respected, prominent place in our family hierarchy of five dogs and five people.  With a loud bark and at times, a body block, our resident matriarch managed a sense of familial harmony with 80 pounds of firm and gentle wisdom. Both humans and do...

October 19, 2019

You Can't Have It All

But you can have the fig tree and its fat leaves like clown hands
gloved with green. You can have the touch of a single eleven-year-old finger
on your cheek, waking you at one a.m. to say the hamster is back.

You can have the purr of the cat and th...

October 14, 2019

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.
Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full tradit...

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