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Month: December 2012

A Final Thought For 2012

From NPR’s ‘Writer’s Almanac’ New Year Resolve – by May Sarton The time has come To stop allowing the clutter To clutter my mind Like dirty snow, Shove it off and find Clear time, clear water.   Time for a change, Let silence in like a cat Who has sat at my door Neither wild nor strange Hoping for food from my store And shivering on the mat.   Let silence in. She will rarely speak or mew, She will sleep on my bed And all I have ever been… Read more A Final Thought For 2012

Winding Down The Road

As 2012 begins its inevitable walk to the ‘Exit’ sign, and 2013 lingers outside the Entrance waiting for the bouncers to accept its credentials and admit it into our crazy, rockin’ psyches, I’ve got to grab a moment of retrospection about the road the karma truck has traveled since I first turned the key in the ignition in early January of this passing year. I had no map – as you now know, it would have proven useless anyway given my challenges with geography.  I was just going to drive… Read more Winding Down The Road


‘Make much of something small. The pouring-out of tea, a drying flower’s shadow on the wall from last week’s bouquet. A fact; it isn’t summer anymore. Say that December sun is pitiless, but crystalline and strikes like a bell. Say it plays colours like a glockenspiel. It shows the dust as well, the elemental sediment your broom has missed, and lights upon each grain of sugar spilled upon the tablecloth, beside pistachio shells, peel of a clementine. Slippers and morning paper on the floor, and wafts of heat from rumbling… Read more Bounty

Why Ask Why?

“Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.  French.  Pascal.  The heart has its reasons , whereof reason knows nothing.” — Madeline L’Engle When my sons were little, ‘why’ was their favorite question.  You all know the exercise – the repeated inquiry that dissects a question into the most inane and discreet detail; the exchange that lasts longer than one’s patience and ultimately resolves itself once the child loses interest in the game. But age hasn’t tempered this query for me.  I ask ‘why’ all the time… Read more Why Ask Why?

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Saturday mornings are normally reserved for work-out inspirations (for me). I’m finding it difficult to wind up this theme this morning and to shake “sad” so we are going to mix it up a bit. Here’s “Happy.” A three to four minute clip to take you away from dark to joy, dance, song, spirituality, humanity and LIFE.  “You never feel happy, until you try.”  Enjoy.