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
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?
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
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
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
In memory of Edgar Berry – wonder-cat and truly beautiful soul. July 1, 2004 – March 23, 2016 We are Starlight; We are Golden. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Modern life tends to block our ability to recognize we are mere specks in a massive, endless universe. We … More Orion: That’s Where You’ll Be.
Women don’t need to sit at the head of the table surrounded by only other women. We simply need to be allowed to pull up a chair and sit with the men who are already there. At the big table. Not the kiddie table. Not the card table in another room. … More Maiden, Mother, Crone: Women Changing The World.
Day 12 – A – Z Challenge A new beginning is born from a painful ending. A terrible ending inherently contains a fresh start. Always. The question is: can you see it? “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings Unless you are currently in cryogenic stasis in … More Losing Our Way; Finding Our Way
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
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