A Shrine of Love Stories

Over the years, I have developed a nurturing healing habit of creating, somewhere in my home, a shrine or an altar for a deceased loved one. I allow instinct, intuition, and the flow of life in that moment to guide me and the objects I choose.              The first shrine I created was in the summerContinue reading “A Shrine of Love Stories”

A Sun Salutation: The First of March

Gazing up in sun salutation,With ‘Canon in D’ streamingInto this inner sanctuary, theSun in its March morning salutation,through the window before me—releases—Drip, drip, drip,The rhythm of Pachelbel announcing,Beat by beat,Note by note.Yes!Snow melt and moistureEarth opening to thaw.Soil teeming with worm and insect,Veins of connections in their hatchings.We will soon throw open windows,Invite in throughContinue reading “A Sun Salutation: The First of March”

The Stranger, The Stocking Cap, The Mittens

One cold and snowy winter night in the late 60’s, a Hare Krishna devotee arrived at Winnie’s door. This story came forward from the memory of my bonus brother, Greg, and I share it with you. On this cold winter night, Winnie and Herb answered a knock at the front porch door and saw aContinue reading “The Stranger, The Stocking Cap, The Mittens”

Her Life Was Her Message

My bonus mother, Winnie, left her mortal body on February 19, 2021, after two days of being unresponsive. At age 97, she left behind 71 descendants and countless others who dearly loved her and felt joy in her presence. I first met Winnie when I was 18 and she was 45. She had birthed 9Continue reading “Her Life Was Her Message”

Walk Slow/Breathe Deep

“Walk slow and walk like you’ll never be back again.” Loni Bergqvist, as stated by an elder on El Camino I do not personally know Loni, but I felt her fellow pilgrim spirit as she shared her story recently. She walked the Camino in 2013 and I walked in 2017. As do many, she wasContinue reading “Walk Slow/Breathe Deep”