We have visitors. My sister, my brother-in-law, my nephew, which sounds very my-ish, though how else to say? They do not belong to me, are not mine-mine, though they are mine in heart speak, if there is such a thing, and I think that there is. It’s a quick visit, one dinner, one sleep, one breakfast. It’s good to see … Continue reading lingering
I almost cry so many times this week. Poems are finding me. Teachings are finding me. Conversations-at-just-the-right-moment are finding me. Kindness is finding me. I am not looking, but there they are, offering themselves. And so I almost cry so many times. And then I do cry. The air is crisp, the sun gloriously bright. There’s nothing else to say on that account. It … Continue reading melting
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love. ~ Ada V. Hendricks ~ Merry Christmas, friends. Be safe, be well, take care. I'll see you in the new year. always the love, m
Where Is The Love?
I was searching lyrics the other day, looking for inspiration. I landed on Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas. Can you practice what you preach? And would you turn the other cheek? I listened on repeat. I copied lines into one journal. Printed/cut/pasted lines into another. Man, you gotta have love just to set it … Continue reading Where Is The Love?
Hurt and Love and Doing Right
Before you read any further, please note that what follows does not minimize or oversimplify the complexity of race relations. What follows is simply a heart story (mine) (I cannot tell yours). I see that people are hurting (hell, dying) and my heart hurts. And not everyone wants to hear about the heart and … Continue reading Hurt and Love and Doing Right
I Just Want to Say Thank You
I'm finishing up a summer round of Just Five Things. As is often the case, I have mixed feelings when a course comes to a close. On the one hand, I'd love to keep going because the work with my students is so, so good (they are amazing). On the other hand, I'm ready to … Continue reading I Just Want to Say Thank You
Let’s Move In Closer…and Love
There’s a lot on my heart these days. The news is hard to watch. The stories are hard to believe. I feel heavy. Last weekend, I listened to a conversation between Brene Brown and Krista Tippet at OnBeing. I hope you download/listen to the conversation or read the transcript; you can do both by clicking here. … Continue reading Let’s Move In Closer…and Love
Stay with Love
This has never been a place of politics. But it has always been a place of being present and showing up. It has always been a place (I hope) of quiet intention. And so I write with some trepidation today, not wanting to offend, not wanting to upset, not wanting to be part of the … Continue reading Stay with Love
2017 Is Your Poem
I shared this quote on my ViewFinders post the other day: I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. ~Robert Frost~ This is how a new year feels to me. And sometimes, when I’m not caught up in all the Doing, it’s how a new day feels … Continue reading 2017 Is Your Poem
:: Sometimes Mondays ::
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like remembering kindness and connection.