Category Archives: nature

A Very Very Nice Day

Today was a perfect 10. It started with a good night’s rest and an adventure on the way. As soon as I tumbled out of bed, I threw on my robe and popped outside to check the weather. Perfect. 70s … Continue reading

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Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s Good Friday. I used to be Catholic, but no longer. Yet Holy Week still feels sacred to me and on Good Friday I like to do the Stations of the Cross in the big overgrown garden behind the rectory … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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A Simpler Love

A favorite poem by Billy Collins, one of America’s poet laureates.  Aimless Love This morning as I walked along the lakeshore, I fell in love with a wren and later in the day with a mouse the cat had dropped … Continue reading

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Cricket Haiku (almost)

Good evening, crickets, little pinpricks of sound in the night. My meditation partners.

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Stoned on Beauty

I saw something intoxicatingly beautiful recently and it reminded me of a book I read years ago.  An old-timey book written in flowery language in the 1800s. The story is a memoir about the author as a young girl living … Continue reading

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The Joke’s on Me

So I’m sitting down to meditate, and as is sometimes the case, being still brings up emotions that I’m too distracted to deal with when I’m busy.  If it’s really bad, I defer the meditation for a few minutes, and … Continue reading

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A Brand New Year

Four faithful seasons equal a year, one revolution of the heavenly sphere. We mark our progress by the sun, one trip around–another year done. Round ‘n round–the world, she spins… (as we humans tally our losses and wins) keeping time … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Crows

Had a rough night.  My woes and the woes of the world seemed to be in bed with me. When I woke up, the morning was cool and sunny so I decided to take a long walk.  Walk off the … Continue reading

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