Category: Choice

experience is a teacher

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. – Andre Gide As a recovering over-thinker and over-planner, I cannot help but wonder about the active over-thinkers and over-planners and whether they are… Continue Reading “experience is a teacher”

looking forward

I recently came across a wonderful set of cards that serve to both highlight and showcase the beauty in our world, as well as to inspire with thoughtful words for reflection and contemplation. Each card has a theme printed on a picture of a… Continue Reading “looking forward”

fault lines

A fault line is defined as: a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault. a divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences. Perhaps we are all familiar with the divisions in the… Continue Reading “fault lines”

circles, ovals and infinity

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. – Albert Schweitzer I remember, as a child, a little game in which we all held hands in a circle, sang a little song as we… Continue Reading “circles, ovals and infinity”

tending our gardens

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row.  – Mother Goose The world is changing. Our communities are changing. Our individual lives are changing. How are we tending our gardens in… Continue Reading “tending our gardens”

stand for or stand against?

Standing against creates resistance. Resistance creates heat. Heat creates inflammation. Inflammation is an early step in the healing process…or, untreated, unseen, unsupported, can lead to infection. Infection, if left untreated, can lead to death. I recently put my toes back in the pool of… Continue Reading “stand for or stand against?”

Poems from the Circle — flashlight batteries – poetry

Hello everyone. The times we are all in challenge us in many ways. One of the ways I’ve been navigating my experience is to participate in a writing circle, lead and facilitated by Ali Grimshaw, from Flashlight Batteries. I am grateful that she chose… Continue Reading “Poems from the Circle — flashlight batteries – poetry”

poetry – reuniting

We move away, apart, separate from… our hearts, each other.   We move on, believing we can walk alone, do it alone, needing no one else.   We reach out, wishing to build upon the common ground we stand on.   Wiser for the… Continue Reading “poetry – reuniting”

poetry – family

  We are all family; all of the colors, all of the textures, all of the expressions.   We are sad, we are happy. We ache and we rejoice. We cry and we scream.   We are family, and we are all hurting.  … Continue Reading “poetry – family”

the fires are burning

  I’ve been enjoying the deep swim into poetry, and I raised my head to look around…and oh my goodness. Our world seems to be descending further…into a darkness that I was hoping we were going to slowly transcend and into more light. I… Continue Reading “the fires are burning”

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