“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.”– Rainer Maria Rilke A – Z Challenge – Day 11 BIRD BY BIRD. What exactly is a kindred spirit? Birds of a feather? The yin to our yang? In a word, yes. Have you ever met someone — someone whom you … More Kindred Spirits
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. … More Sweetness
For Amanda Moore Berry This morning as I woke, I thought about my mother. I thought about this day 50 years ago when she was in the throes of labor, when morning light flooded her hospital room — and my father paced the hallway outside, smoking incessantly — back in the day when you could … More At 50: A Remembrance
In memory of Maricela Ochoa Henderson “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault Small moments of transformation. Last night my nephew called me. He’s three. He told me he had macaroni and cheese for dinner. He told me he was going to the … More It’s the Small Stuff
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson I spent last week in Maui with my mother, … More Discovery on the Road to Hana
“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” ~ Vernon Howard This morning, the citrus trees out back are swaddled in sheets, mattress covers, tarps, and comforters. It is 27 degrees in Arizona. It is never 27 degrees in Arizona. The sun is shining but my doglet won’t get … More Simple Pleasures
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein Today I spent several hours at a friend’s house cutting and pasting my vision board for 2013 together, after we chanted about our various challenges and … More Visualizing the Year Ahead
“One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.” ~ Hafiz of Persia This is the week we seem to remember the notion of gratitude. Thanksgiving rolls around and we count our blessings. We pile food on the table: steaming … More Thankful. Thankful. Thankful.