Tag Archives: spirituality

To learn how to sit in the scary woods of the mind

“Do you really,” my good friend asked, “want to be an old woman who can’t remember things?  Do you really want to lose all your faculties?” Sigh.  She had read my latest blog post. “Ummm, no,” said I.  “If the … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

I want to be that old woman.

I am reading a book these gray December afternoons, breathing in toward the poetic words and out toward my own life’s reflections.  It’s called  Wild Comfort:  The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore. It may not be allowed to … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Benediction of sunlight and lupines

Sunlight hummed its June song this morning, leaping up through branch after branch, attempting to climb higher and higher above the tallest poplar and maple and spruce trees. Sunlight beckoned me, too, c’mon lazybones, sleepyhead, upsy daisy, how about a … Continue reading

Posted in June 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments

Oh the flow…

I recently returned home to the Upper Peninsula after a week-long visit with my mom in the Thumb of Michigan.  It’s a 550 mile drive from the western U.P. through the sands of the eastern U.P. through breaking-into-spring greens in … Continue reading

Posted in May 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Sprinkling petals atop snow

On some January mornings the sun rises and casts lemon shadows against the blue-shadowed snow. In the night deer nibble spruce branches and bed beneath them during this dark phase of the moon.

Posted in January 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 80 Comments

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I don’t know about you, friend, but I never figured out the answer to that question. It makes me even wonder if this question has any validity. As Americans, we change jobs a lot. It’s been rumored that we often … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Rumi & back pain

I am finding Rumi gems hither and yon and re-falling in love with this poetry.  As someone with a wee bit of lower back pain this morning, I smiled when accidentally discovering this poem.  Suzi Banks Baum sent it to … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 43 Comments