Wild in Kauai

In late July, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, a professional photographer friend, Rolf, showed me his prints of chickens he had been hired to photograph. They were enchanting in various poses, with attitude and humor. With names like Walnut, Hi Tops, Peppercorn, Darth, and Cruella de Vil, they made me smile, laugh, andContinue reading “Wild in Kauai”

This Rare Human Existence

Knowing that grief is an experience shared by all humanity lets me see myself as just one wave on a great sea. Ram Dass Consider the advantages of this rare human existence. Jamgon Kongtrul These two quotes stood out for me this week and as they seemed to want to be considered together the questionContinue reading “This Rare Human Existence”

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”