Love

I am here in Palm Springs with my parents, who are both in their eighties. My father is extremely frail now and struggles daily just to eat, walk and sleep. My father is a man I feared as a teenager, learned to cook from as a young woman, and became friends with now in my […]

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Daily Living

Pueblo Blessing Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to […]

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Daily Living

The demands of my day, the breakfast dishes, and the time ticking all seem to be colliding this morning. I’m feeling rushed. Can time slow down? I once heard the best advice from someone I knew that practiced Tai Chi. He said, “When I am in a rush, I slow down.” I have tried this, and it really […]

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Daily Living

In one of the final scenes in The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint- Exupery (1943), the Little Prince meets a fox, and has a discussion with him about what it means to “have ties” and what it means to “tame” something. On his small planet, the Little Prince has two bushes and a rose. […]

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Spirituality

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416), an English mystic, experienced and articulated the feminine aspects of God’s love. “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything,” she said.  I like folding our towels: the body towel, the hand towel, the washcloth. I fold them and stack them in a pile in the hallway closet.  Here […]

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