Monthly Archives: April 2015

Awakened by Spring

Last weekend I was awakened by spring. I was surprised by some crocus that had pushed themselves through the decaying earth. I communed with the bark of a tree. I sat by the stream on big mossy root. When I realized that I’d made it through the long winter, I enjoyed basking in the feeling […]

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Perfect Antidote

Yesterday I took a few moments to ‘petal’ a wilted bouquet of roses and then I cast them out my front door. Watching the petals flutter through the air is one of my simple pleasures. Last summer, exhausted after a long day, I plopped myself down on the bench on my back deck and looked […]

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Mealtime Ritual

When I was a child our family would sit down for lunch together every Sunday after church. My father would always say the grace. “God bless this food to our use and us to thy service and make us ever mindful of the needs of others.” As a child the words got all slurred in […]

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Welcome Spring!

Spring is here! Yesterday I was mesmerized by the melody of a robin, all red breasted and right in my back yard. I’m sure it was singing just for me! Have you been initiated into spring? Make it happen. Let our beloved poet, Mary Oliver show you the way. Such Singing in the Wild Branches […]

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