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Buzzing Bees

Buzzing Bees

November 25, 2019

In numerous cultures around the world bees were sacred, associated with the Divine Feminine. Archeologists have found images of bees, bee priestesses and bee goddesses dating back millennia. I wrote this poem in fun, in honor of our group, but also for all the Bee Priestesses across time and space, and for all women.read more

Respite from the Mind

Respite from the Mind

October 29, 2019

am not willing to abandon this place of embodied enchantment. Life swirls around me, and it will continue to do so, making demands, throwing at me welcome and unwelcome surprises. Yet I believe I can remain response-able to the outer world, while also holding enough space and silence within to feel that I belong to a rich, wondrous and many-layered universe. So instead of more words I share a few seasonal photos, some from my time up north. May they provide a little pause in your day, a little beauty, a little humor, perhaps, or a little magic.read more

Images of Insecurity

Images of Insecurity

September 27, 2019

Inner voices told me who I was and how I was living were inadequate... I had the sudden impulse to draw these thoughts somehow, to get them out on paper without words. I felt relief at pouring these thoughts out in images. Emotionally detached from what I was hearing. Already I felt lighter. Curious about what would evolve on the paper, it began to be fun.read more

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

August 30, 2019

The surprise on this trip were mushrooms—mushrooms everywhere. Though we visited places we had been before, we saw mushrooms this time that we had never seen. And once we began to see mushrooms, we saw them all over. Amazed at the variety and beauty thriving in just a small area, we took lots of photos. I share some of them with you, knowing that the photos cannot fully show their artistry, or convey our excitement at finding mushrooms tucked under evergreens, hiding amidst grasses, or poking out of rotten stumps or lichen-covered stone. We felt like kids on a treasure hunt.read more

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

July 31, 2019

I love birthdays. Not just my own, but everybody’s--the idea of birthdays. Maybe because I came from a high-achieving family, I relish the idea that everyone has a day once a year to be celebrated, for no achievement, for no reason other than being alive. When else do we do this—at least for people outside our close family and friends--aside from birthdays?read more

A Poem for the Fourth of July Weekend

A Poem for the Fourth of July Weekend

July 5, 2019

A poem, "In the Fourth of July Parade," by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for this Fourth of July weekend.read more

Lesson from a Horse: Part II

Lesson from a Horse: Part II

June 3, 2019

In last June’s blog I wrote about one powerful experience at this workshop learning about love with a dear horse named Shooter. In this blog I’d like share another part of the adventure of that day.read more

Summons

Summons

May 4, 2019

My day had changed. The invigorating warmth and cheer in my heart and belly remained. I sent another “thank you” to the Universe for so sweetly breaking my trance of thinking, rushing and planning. Plunging me back into true life. So many things can do it, especially at this luscious time of spring, but that day it was the determined, gleeful babbling of a child (I can see and hear that baby still.)read more

Recognition

Recognition

April 4, 2019

It’s a truism that we all affect each other. I am reminded how surprising and nourishing a chance meeting with a stranger can be as I recall fondly an incident that happened several years ago. The writer Christina Baldwin calls it the “invisible internet,” the way we sometimes profoundly influence each other by what we do, or say, or by our presence, in ways we may never know.read more

A Search for Home

A Search for Home

March 5, 2019

I’ve been thinking about home.  And the longing for home. For a long time I have wanted to move, probably out of Minnesota, but when I think about where to go, I get muddled. Because I think there might be several kinds of home, and mine pull me in different directions. Yet they intrigue me.read more

Fragile

Fragile

February 5, 2019

I’ve been feeling small the last few days. Fragile. Young. Sensitive. I want to be held, snuggled, tended. And I’m tired. And weepy. I’m fighting off a skin infection and I’ve had a busy couple months—that must be it. Why must I always search for a reasonable explanation for feeling under par? I’m disappointed to see how hard it still is for me to truly rest. Without anxiety or guilt.read more

Looking and Not Talking

Looking and Not Talking

January 7, 2019

I’m hanging in a wordless space, even as I write these words. Looking and not talking. Yes, I’ve been in this space and do not want to leave it. So this month I offer a few pictures for you to look at and ponder if you choose, with some white space around them…read more

Playtime for a Full Heart

Playtime for a Full Heart

December 6, 2018

As a break from all the emotion--much of it heart-breaking--swirling within and around me, I took a play break to write and draw. Here are the results for your enjoyment. Can you find the numbers from the poem hidden in the drawing?read more

The Day After

The Day After

November 7, 2018

I am posting this blog on the new moon, the day after the midterm elections. We begin two new cycles--lunar and political--yet much has not changed. I found helpful today the wisdom in this poem, "Revolution the Day After," by Carrie Newcomer so I thought I'd pass it on.read more

Finding my Way in the Dark

Finding my Way in the Dark

October 7, 2018

It’s the dark of the moon, sunlight is waning, and my mood is dark. How to channel my rage and sense of helplessness?read more

Tending

Tending

September 8, 2018

I just finished deadheading the petunias around my mailbox. Noticing how much I enjoy doing it. I like to check how the flowers are doing, see whether they have enough water, pause to enjoy their colors and scent. I like to touch them, to talk to them, to spread their stems so that they have air and space (a little like fluffing pillows). Yet there are so many things in my life I do not tend, that I ignore or take for granted.read more

A Tall Order

A Tall Order

August 11, 2018

It’s amazing what you can get on Amazon. Recently, when I was in Lanesboro Minnesota visiting my friend, I learned that the nearby town of Peterson, population 200, had taken up a collection and ordered an 8 ½-foot gnome to honor their Norwegian heritage. (Who knew you could get an 8 ½-foot gnome on Amazon?) Well, the gnome got lost somehow en route, so Amazon apologized and sent them another one. (How do you lose an 8 ½-foot gnome?)  read more

Incredibly Out of Touch

Incredibly Out of Touch

July 10, 2018

Had an embarrassing “old and clueless” moment at the movies the other night. We left laughing sheepishly at ourselves but also feeling a bit battered. And embarrassed to feel so out of touch (and slightly cranky) with the modern world.read more

Gift from a Horse

Gift from a Horse

June 13, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago I went to a daylong personal growth workshop with horses. The day of the workshop I woke feeling tired, spacey, weepy and fragile. And I was limping a little with a sore hip. The horse taught me something during every activity, and one exercise I believe has changed me profoundly.read more

Liberating Limericks

Liberating Limericks

May 15, 2018

A limerick about struggling to write a blog, and the limericks spoken by the subjects of two pieces of art.read more

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