As You Close One Door, Another Opens

“Buy experiences, not things. Spending on experiences makes people happier than spending on things. Things get broken and go out of style. Experiences get better every time you talk about them.” ~Jean Chatzky THE UNRAVELING. So much is unsettled right now. So much is unbound and unclear and uncertain. At night I am restless and … More As You Close One Door, Another Opens

Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

“Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.” ~ Dean Koontz Over twenty years ago, I witnessed a friend giving birth to her son. She was pregnant and … More Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

Your Wild and Precious Life

For my Mother “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion.  What sickness can, therefore, be an obstacle?” I am thinking today about the line from Mary Oliver’s poem (above).  Our lives — the moments and years that we often take for granted; the minutiae of every day life; the value of each precious minute — … More Your Wild and Precious Life