Monday, March 12, 2018

A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace. David Steindl-Rast ”Hello, sweet girl! Did you miss us?” There’s nothing like Maya’s bum-wiggling, happy greeting to make me happy to be home. I bend down and give her a

Thursday, March 1, 2018

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. Anne Bradstreet just when I think I can’t take any more winter March arrives gently, bringing with her buckets of hope and bags of promise. I wake, on this first day of the month, breathing prayer. May my walk be pleasing to You

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.  Meister Eckhart And so . . . we begin again. This morning, the sun is shining and a familiar fog leviathan is snaking its way through the valley. The sun, the beautiful sun, makes everything better. It makes it slushy and dirty at this time of

Saturday, February 24, 2018

It’s snowing. Again. I would like to sequester myself in the woman cave all day but I have to go out for an appointment this afternoon. It’s supposed to be sunny later today, and above freezing in the coming days, but I don’t know what to believe anymore. Spring will arrive on schedule whether it

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Winter collapsed on us that year. It knelt, exhausted, and stayed.  Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves A crazy amount if snow falls, and keeps falling, and the wind whips it into white whirls. It’s a February blizzard. All day. Unless the snow plough comes early, we may not be able to get out to go