Moving involves sorting through one's life. The stacks of cards and letters, the memories in each object. What matters in the matter I have collected? How much of the past do I wish to carry? Am I moving away or moving toward? It is time for me to use this blog more actively, especially to … Continue reading MOVING ON | Life’s transitions
ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Maya Angelou, "When did you know you were going to be a blessing?" The poet answered, "I meant to be a blessing. I intended to be a blessing. I still do. It is my heart's intent. My life depends on it--to be a blessing." Thinking about "being a blessing" as a … Continue reading REVISITING “I AM A BLESSING”
Around the age of 70, many of us become aware of entering the last stage of life. We have a choice to "grow" old consciously or to ignore its possibility by ignoring the gifts it may offer. What wonderful responses I received from "Right Time, Right Path: Now." Such wisdom you sent my way. I … Continue reading THE RISK OF NEW FRONTIERS
When the Heart Waits Midway this way of life we're bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, Where the right road was wholly lost and gone... . It is so bitter it goes nigh to death. -- Dante I have felt stalled out on writing. If I believed in writer's block, … Continue reading RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PATH: NOW
"If we find just one really good friend in this life, we are very fortunate. It's a rare gift." I opened the Valentine from my husband this morning and read: It is something--it can be everything--to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while drinking and boasting and reciting … Continue reading A LESSON FROM THE BIRDS
Be inspired to write more and more often. Have fun writing with a friend. Strengthen your writing by engaging your senses and deepening your observations. Betsy Fletcher, a retreat participant, first suggested postcard poetry to me. She had learned the exercise at a workshop with Sarah Zale, a poet on the Olympic Peninsula. Betsy and … Continue reading WRITE POSTCARD POETRY? YES, YOU CAN.