Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“I’ve long since stopped feeling guilty about taking being time; it’s something we all need for our spiritual health, and often we don’t take enough of it.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I’m taking a day today. I’m building boundaries around a block of hours and using the time

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention” ~ John O'Donohue That seems like a good piece of wisdom for this day—any day, really. Today, I’m digging up a few geraniums and begonias from my large pots that I want to overwinter in the house. Tomorrow, Gerry will move the pots to

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray I whisper a prayer in the darkness of the morning. The answer comes in the stillness: love. Of course. # # # I’m back in my personal journal this

Friday, October 13, 2017

“That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?’” ~ Mary Oliver, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings I wake, heavy, under a blanket of pain. Hello, old friend. It’s been a while. There have been signs for a few days

Monday, October 9, 2017

“Light Light The visible reminder of Invisible Light.” ~ T.S. Eliot, Choruses from The Rock The problem with waking at two in the morning is not, necessarily, the waking, but the assumption that it is too late to rise for the day and, instead, opening up one’s Kindle and reading for an hour or so then

Saturday, September 9, 2017

"Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton For a short week this one has felt long. And busy. Lots going on and lots on my mind, all culminating with a restless night. Coffee is my good and