Remembering Hellmut

One hundred of us stand or sit. Tables with water, breezes bringing Coolness to our sweat drained bodies. Our attention focuses as one man’s life captures our imagination. Memories of kindness, cello, trees, choir, painting. Our hearts hear the message, feel the pull to not leave this earth without living. Create while we birth, work,Continue reading “Remembering Hellmut”

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”

Healing Waters in Turbulent Time

In ache of body and clouding of mind, with Moderna doing her work in me, I form an offering to self and community, abating the pain of future loss. Lake Superior, the mother of Lake waters, rests in my heart as I breathe in the sound of waves Soothing my spirit, Massaging the ache inContinue reading “Healing Waters in Turbulent Time”

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”