Don’t Give Up

I sat with a friend last night whom I hadn’t seen in months, catching up on what has been ‘a tsunami of awful’ for her. Her husband’s got colon cancer that’s spread to his liver. She’s got several other relatives in deep trouble in terms of physical health (dementia, cancer, autoimmune disorders). As a teacher, … More Don’t Give Up

A Pearl Beyond Price

In Memory of June White, 1931 – 2015. Reason to believe. There’s a reason. There’s always a reason for everything we experience. We may not like the reason. We may rail against it. We may gnash our teeth and weep over it, but there’s always something to learn, something to uncover, something to unearth, no matter … More A Pearl Beyond Price

Living in a Wild Age

Shot through the heart. This has been a tough month in a tough year. I feel like curling up in a fetal position and wailing like a baby. Difficult, demoralizing events at work. Cancer. Death. My uncle died. My cat, Ed, is dying. I’m acting as a sounding board to both my closest friends while … More Living in a Wild Age

Time In a Bottle

“Live to the point of tears.” ~ Camus A – Z Challenge – Day 20 If I could save time in a bottle Awake again in the middle of the night, called to go outside. I stand under the stars and watch the moon rise. Inside my head, a song* from a movie I saw at … More Time In a Bottle

Falling Into Grace

  A  – Z Challenge Day 6 Falling into grace. Falling is associated with losing control. We miscalculate the distance and we trip. We overestimate our abilities and we fall short. We fall down and get hurt. We scrape our knees and, perhaps, bruise our sense of infallibility. There’s a physical gracelessness to falling, but … More Falling Into Grace