quiet beginnings

This morning I went out to check on my tree.  She is beginning to bloom and in the soft pink light of the morning, she is beautiful.  As I was outside capturing her first blooms, I reveled in the quiet and the stillness of the morning.  I took deep, healing breaths.  I inhaled the new […]

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life is hard

Does anyone else feel like the world has forgotten about each other? I suppose that inner lonely child can do that to people- she is so lonely and the thought of rejection one more time scares her so much that she pushes the whole world away.  Maybe, she even goes so far as to hate […]

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love dare

“Our world has known too much of fear, defensiveness, and mistrust, I think we could use a healthy dose of unmitigated, mistake-making loving.”  ~Gerald G. May It is so easy to fear. It takes zero effort. Not only is it easy to slip into being afraid; it  easy to slip into being afraid of everything. […]

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brave love

Like many around the world, my soul has been mourning the horrible shooting in Orlando. I am weeping for the families and friends that are grieving the unimaginable loss of their loved ones. I am saddened for my LGBTQ friends who seem to be in a neverending fight to simply be themselves. I am frustrated […]

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aging well

My eyes are no longer working like they used to. My knees will not permit me to do a proper jumping-jack.  If I have one too many whiskeys on Friday, Saturday is a recovery day.  I can’t remember why I walk into rooms or where I put my phone, even when I am talking on […]

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practicing my practice

I went on a day retreat recently.  I was there to hear Dr. James Finely speak.  For six years, Thomas Merton was Finely’s mentor and spiritual director.  Me, being a huge Thomas Merton fan, was intrigued to hear from someone who not only knew Merton but studied under him for so many years.  Little did I […]

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at the end of the day

I knew I wanted to get my 5pm for The Hours while away at June Lake. I had my Mamiya 645 loaded up with Fuji Reala and waited for 5pm.  My sweet husband was driving me to a spot I had seen the day before. There was one problem.  We were in a huge fight. […]

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