In Search of the Very

Just searching for the good stuff .

Soaking in a hot epsom salt bath this morning to try to loosen up the stiffness in my joints. Warm water and effortless movement might be the key to the Universe. It occurs to me I am filled with gratitude that “rest” is finally a…

Giving Tuesday

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With the exception of hike days, I have turned off all alarms and stopped wearing my fitbit. Somehow those boundaries and the measure of time seem intrusive. I’ve begun a natural rhythm that involves sleeping when I’m tired, eating when I’m hungry and rising when…

Always, it’s the Light

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Just outside my door in these wee hours are the river sounds. I have to admit, I don’t know that I’ve ever stayed this near the rush of water and it is just deliriously good. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just forty minutes from…

Wordless Wednesday

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I remember where I was 31 years ago. I remember all of it. The waxing gibbous moon, the broken clouds and the crackle of fluorescents. I was all set to sleep in that awkward recliner in my grandmother’s room at the hospital that night. We…

Memory Monday

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November is a swirl of emotion for me. So many anniversaries on the calendar of both joyful and heartbreaking things. I don’t want to blame the cool winds of fall for the sadness. I don’t ever want to not love the rustling leaves and the…

Oh, November

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I remain humbled by the outpouring of love and support by my postal family. I am working on thank you cards and realize that I have A LOT to send. I hope you know how grateful I am and how much I appreciate your patience…

Beautiful Diversion

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A really beautiful drive this morning to Paradise. Civil twilight in Ashford was stunning. I don’t always expect it on that side of Mt Rainier, but it was a lovely surprise. Narada Falls is always a great side-trip. In a few weeks it will be…

Decompression

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  I’ve been agonizing a little over finding the right words for this moment. And I really want to get it right. I hope I do. Here is my love letter to you … Despite the flash and exhilaration of beginnings, we are all hard-wired…

A Love Letter

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