“Why love what you will lose? There is nothing else to love.” ~Louise Glück I said goodbye to my brother this past weekend. Bill, who wasn’t my brother by birth but by choice and childhood proximity, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer. The doctors told him he probably wouldn’t survive past Thanksgiving. He did. … More Love, Family, Joy, and Grief: Saying Goodbye
Of all the flowers in my garden, these sweet bluets (Houstonia caerulea) rank way up on my favorites list. There’s a reason for this simple spring ephemeral’s prominent place in my garden and heart. When my youngest daughter was about seven years old, she went down to the little stream by our house and dug … More Bluets: The Things That Aren’t Things
A few weeks ago we were walking past our neighborhood lake and saw two Great Blue Herons performing quite an elaborate dance. We stopped to watch, not completely sure what was happening. They flew in low circles around each other, flapping their long stretched-out wings. First one rising, then the other. Each time they … More Dance of the Great Blue Herons (or something like that!)
“Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.” It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I come to my computer daily, sit down intending to write, but end up on endless Google searches or posting one-liners on Facebook. Or looking at cat and flower photos … More Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big
Call of the Cats: What I learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield (I need to preface this review with an admission: I am a cat lover. I admit it: I love cats. I have four former ferals of my own. Or more accurately, I am owned by four former ferals.) … More Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony
What This World Needs: Some thoughts on a Sunday morning More love, more compassion, more music, more prayer, more laughter, more gratitude, more community, more communication. Less hate, less ego, less greed, less fundamentalism, less exclusiveness. “In these Arms, A Song for All Beings” is a peaceful, meditative, spiritual journey into a place of calm … More What This World Needs
I recently attended a meditation workshop with Rolf Gates. He is so down-to-earth, funny, and authentic. He’s also an excellent, inspiring teacher. If you haven’t read his book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, do so now. It’s set up as 365 meditations exploring the integration of yoga into our … More The Mind Screams. The Heart Whispers.
“All you need is love, love, love is all you need.”~The Beatles … More Here’s My Heart