Gathering Strength

When the news only adds to her shock And no comfort can come from more talk So she won’t feel just grim —to recover her vim— She will play on the sidewalk with chalk! To avoid being tossed to and fro Chasing feelings wherever they go She will search out a door To...

A Slippage in Time

Have you ever been two people at once—two people in one place in two different times simultaneously? Not just in your mind, but in your body? Once this happened to me. January 2010, Kona, Hawaii. I remember the soft bluish green tide pool extending around and below...

Nudged By An Angel

In times like these, it’s easy to give in to despair and hopelessness. In addition to witnessing and speaking out against all that is heartbreaking and unjust, maybe we also need to share experiences that contradict the cultural story, foster hope, and reveal the...

Nuts About Dragons

This week begins the Chinese New Year of the Wood Dragon. Generally, I hold only a passing interest in this annual cycle of the Chinese zodiac—it isn’t my culture, after all—but I am thrilled this year. (I admit that I did note I was born under the sign of the Snake...

Multidimensional

In the last few weeks I’ve come across a surprising amount of fascinating information: —a story about how bison on ancestral lands made discoveries that fulfilled an ancient prophecy; —research documenting how dying people in hospice care often experience dreams and...

With love

I’m still living this jumble of a summer, but taking time to pop in to share some of my recent earth offerings. May they nourish you as much as they have nourished me. This one was made the weekend of my birthday, in gratitude for life and family. The following day I...