I made wheat bread. It’s been forever and a day since I’ve made this particular bread, and I don’t know why I haven’t made it in so long. It used to be a staple in our home. The kids, especially, like it. Recently, independent of each other, they asked Do we have any, Will you make … Continue reading Now I Remember
The tea. Always the tea. I could take a thousand photos of tea (and maybe I have). Could drink a thousand cups of tea (and maybe I have). I will never tire. And so this morning, tea. A second cup. Doughnuts made, covered in powdered sugar, eaten. Online classes for the kids. Work of my … Continue reading Tea
Five Things February Snow, ice, cold. Lots of it. Grey skies. Sunshine too. At the end of the month, mild temps and feeling like spring. I honestly love it all. Well, maybe not the ice. Finally getting to enjoy a social distance visit with a favorite friend. Irish Breakfast tea on the porch, … Continue reading Five Things :: February
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Words of now. snow. wisdom. inner. quiet. sounds. external. internal. symbiosis. drip. melt. feathery. white. ice. music. motherhood. growth. light. darkness. understanding. (constant) questions. look. listen. here. today. world. hope. love. connection. courage. newness. ready. not ready. experiment. friendship. comfort. warmth. light (again) (more). truth. individual. crowd. companionship. sole. soul. try. again. fear. construct. … Continue reading It Begins with Snow
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We had snow. A good bit of it. Everywhere I look, snow. Okay, not everywhere. The roads are clear, and there’s a patch of bare grass by the birch trees. But mostly, snow is everywhere. For me, this is a very good thing. The kids and I had cinnamon rolls for breakfast yesterday morning. This … Continue reading Some Very Good Things
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This morning, I stumbled upon a reference to J. Krishnamurti. On the idea of fear. How we think we’re afraid of things, how we think the fear is caused by certain incidents and entities. Fear of spiders, fear of heights, fear of public speaking. But he believes we’re not afraid of different things, divided and … Continue reading Fear and Curiosity
Chamomile tea, steeped in warm oatmilk. A dash of vanilla extract and honey. Sunshine on my desk. And sunshine on my arms. Beyond my window, the wintering lavender and birch trees move with the wind. I want to steep. Like the chamomile. I want shine. Like the sun. I want to move. Like the lavender … Continue reading An Afternoon Prayer