Sweet, Sweet Spirit

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget.  ~ Christina Rossetti For Gina Nichole Leach May 31. It’s been … More Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Litany: Now What?

I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?

Where the Crow Flies

To hatch a crow, a black rainbow Bent in emptiness over emptiness But flying. ~ Ted Hughes I love crows.  Crows are some of my closest confidants in this life. I don’t know why, but crows seem to intuitively and completely know me. They swoop into my life during times of turmoil, change, transformation. I consider them … More Where the Crow Flies

Dazed and Confused

For Amira de la Garza “You can’t expect insights, even the big ones, to make you suddenly understand everything, but I figure, hey, it’s a step in the right direction if they leave you confused in a deeper way.” — Lily Tomlin Lately my dreams leave me rattled. In them, I unpack a very large cooler … More Dazed and Confused

Transformation

Day 20: A – Z Challenge Transformation happens,whether you like it or not. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their … More Transformation

Joy

Day 10 – A – Z Challenge Choose Joy. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up … More Joy

Eden

Day 5 – A – Z Challenge “What you seek is seeking you.”― Rumi What’s your idea of bliss? What do you envision when you dream of that perfect place where you are most sure, most at home, most certain of yourself? Be Yourself. I often think of my current home as a kind of … More Eden