In Search of the Very

Just searching for the good stuff .

It is Friday according to my calendar.Plans and appointments on that calendar, erased.  I have scraps of paper everywhere and notes attached to other notes and none of it really matters. It has been a thinking morning, not a producing one. I’ve let my thoughts…

Just After

2

Comments

It’s shaping up to be an emotionally charged and challenging week. Not just for me. For the world. Who could have imagined what is happening right now ? Even as I ask that question I know the answer. Science. The science community has been well…

Birdsong

7

Comments

I suppose in some respects it feels a little like the bottom is falling out of everything. Those things that have helped plant and ground us, are falling away. It isn’t like a tumble down a grassy knoll either… it’s like stepping off a cliff. …

The Nisqually Delta

An early start and light traffic helped me justify the long drive to the Gorge this morning. I passed my usual stop at Nisqually in nautical twilight. At this time of morning you could navigate a ship by the light of the moon It was…

Be a Lamp or a Lifeboat or a Ladder

3

Comments

Let’s all take a deep breath.  So many thoughts are swirling about what I should do now and what the future holds. Often, I catch myself and remember the very wise words of my teacher/friend Karen Maezen Miller: “No one has to master living in…

Arranging the Pieces

01

Comment

I have read some wonderful things in the past few days about coping strategies during this unprecedented time. Bless the writers, that’s what I say.  And bless our furry little babies who sense something is not quite right and are just snuggling closer. Gus, comforter-in-chief. …

A New Normal

I’m feeling a bit obsessive these days. Everything from drying out my skin with sanitizer to carefully watching how often I touch my face. ( I have wild eyebrows that require constant calming.) Yesterday, against my better judgement, I took the light rail into Pioneer…

It’s For Real

My RA is flaring right now and this morning was not a sure bet that I’d be dragging myself out the door by 5:30 AM. My hands and feet have felt like every joint was on fire. The joints in my wrist are swollen to…

So Much More Alone

16

Comments