Becoming Human

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry – The Little Prince Weep. Wail. Kvetch. Dance … More Becoming Human

A Gratitude Prayer

Let Yourself Off the Hook. It’s OK to unplug and disengage from the news of the day, from the horror, genocide, war, poverty and sickness that seem to be everywhere. We aren’t terrible people if we need to sit and look at the sky, silently counting clouds, feeling the wind as it shifts. We aren’t … More A Gratitude Prayer

Desiderata Unraveled

I bought a copy of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann at The Old Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle while I was still in high school. I have no idea what happened to that small piece of parchment with the handwritten calligraphy.  I am sure it got lost along with much of the detritus of my childhood. Still, the … More Desiderata Unraveled

What’s Goin’ On…

This week I’ve been pondering pop culture.  Several things are swirling around my head in a hodgepodge, so that’s how they’ll appear here. The Hunger Games I read Suzanne Collins’ terrifying (albeit thrilling) YA novel The Hunger Games (and Catching Fire and Mockingjay) over about four days last summer.  Since it has been made into a … More What’s Goin’ On…

Broken Open

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller As a kid, I loved and admired Helen Keller and Amelia Earhart as two women who threw themselves into life full throttle, with absolutely nothing held back.   I read voraciously about their … More Broken Open