Friday, March 16, 2017

This is to say nothing against afternoons, evenings or even midnight. Each has its portion of the spectacular. But dawn — dawn is a gift. Mary Oliver, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings Dawn is, indeed, a gift and it’s coming later since we turned our clocks back last weekend. The time change is also

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. ~Barbara Kingsolver By the time we get to the park, the sun is behind clouds. The temperature still registers warm, but without the sun it’s cool. Nevertheless, we pull into the parking lot and set out to walk around the park. This

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

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