Friday, June 23, 2017

“Look! Nature is overflowing with the grandeur of God!” ~ John Muir A verse in my morning reading grabs me, stark and real. A single word–chosen–a hot one for me, suddenly different, and I hear the truth in the whisper of the Divine. I pull out my concordance, I go back to the original meaning, […]

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit. ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always […]

Friday, May 12, 2017

“I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn’t want to lose but lost and have to remember.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how […]

Monday, January 16, 2017

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]

A Cracked Vessel

I spent an enjoyable afternoon prop shopping with a friend earlier this week and fell in love with this cute little pot. What I didn’t notice until this morning was that it has a crack in it that only adds to its charm. That crack reminded me of a piece I wrote about a cracked […]

Family Threads

This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than […]