I’ve been watching spring. It’s always the daffodils and crocuses that arrive first. Then the haze of greens and reds on the trees, the blossoms on the Bradford pears, the magnolias, the redbuds, the trees whose names I don’t know. The crape myrtle, a late bloomer, will come later. In the meantime, I’ve been waiting [...]
Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: eating lots of these mandarins...wanting to not eat them too quickly because they look pretty on the counter...but eating them quickly :: enjoying the springtime temperatures...walks, a bike ride with the kids, a short sit on the front porch :: reading this book...admiring her even more [...]
I don’t know how to do this the way everyone else seems to be doing it, and if you and I were sitting together chatting, imagine me using air quotes around that word everyone because I know it’s not everyone (you should insert those air quotes again) but it often feels that way and I’ve [...]
Words of now. (no editing) Tea. Honey. Lemon. An almost-sore throat. Hint. Idea. Trouble. No worry. Today. Just one. Friend. Coffee. Store. Food. Luxury. Car. Highway. Home. Family. Love. Kindness. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Foundation. Exploration. Support. Love (again) (more, please). Always. Forever. Sometimes. Okay. How do you do? Fine. Not fine. Better. Best. Okay. [...]
So often, when I come to this space or this space, I’m at a loss for words. I only know that there’s something I want to say. I tread lightly because I don’t wish (ever) to contribute to the noise Out There (there’s so much). A lot of it is good, don’t get me wrong; still, so much. I finally [...]
The way the pup curls up in her bed so that, at a quick glance, I can’t tell where her feet or head begin or end. The way the washing machine swishes and swirls, makes our clothes-towels-sheets clean, just like that. The way mornings are quiet. The way yoga feels like coming home. The [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like Christmas on the porch. P.S. There's still time (till midnight PST tonight) to enter the giveaway with Jane Hinchliffe. If you didn't read our conversation yet, click right here to visit with her (she's lovely) and leave a comment to enter [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like Christmas lights and a hint of sunrise.
Ten Things. Right Now. 1. the wind…it’s cold, but it feels so good…it lifts (branch, hair, spirit) 2. the pup at my feet…her loyalty, her furriness, her unconditional love 3. the sky…vast, open…covering, holding, reflecting 4. the last of the leaves…falling…unpretentious, somehow regal 5. my fleece jacket, my handknit hat, my son’s old gloves…so many [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like admiring the basil in the fading afternoon light.