Tag Archives: Love

A Sense of Belonging: Santa Hat Chronicles

“…[F]or most of history, we didn’t live in families.  We lived in small communities that gave us our sense of safety and place in the world….The blessing and the tragedy of modern life is that we don’t need our community … Continue reading

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Precious Cracks: A Message Of Resilience

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended.  Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the … Continue reading

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Mending With Light: Santa Hat Chronicles

After a rocky day, I get up, grateful for another go.  Hopeful. As I clear dishes from the table, I decide to glance at the newspaper, which I have held off on lately.  The spate of suffering and hostility staggers … Continue reading

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Compassion: Something We All Understand…and Need..and Deserve

Here’s the poster I made to carry in a local event to support the Women’s March today in Washington, D.C.  For compassion is a gift we all need from others and from ourselves at some point, hey, at many points … Continue reading

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30 Days Of Astonishment: Being Cooked For

“…cooking done with care is an act of love.”~Craig Claiborne Day 3 on astonishment: BEING COOKED FOR After an intense dance class, I dragged myself home in the dark: a drenched, and sore, dishrag.  It was almost too much to … Continue reading

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Inviting Expansiveness: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, you swing by a shop to pick up some last-minute ingredients for dinner.  You’ve been there many times before, and the man who waits on you now has been somewhere between civil and pleasant in the past.  It has … Continue reading

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Tenacity and Resilience

For my country, and her friends everywhere: I remember another November day, way back in 1963, when we were taken home early from elementary school to mourn the tragic loss of our beloved President, John F. Kennedy. I remember reeling, … Continue reading

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