Category: Pace of Change

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…

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…

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…

stanzas – 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…

stanzas – 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.  …

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…

leading ourselves

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller Each of us is responsible – individually – for ourselves. We lead ourselves, whether or not…

the beauty of poetry

Dear Readers… I hope this post finds you well, as you continue to navigate this period of time we are experiencing collectively. We are finding our way forward in different ways. For many of us, writing is one of the tools we have and…

what we cannot see

Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. – Elizabeth Gilbert It can be said, that some among us fear that which we cannot see. It can also be said, that…

we ARE one

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. – Chief Seattle   This morning, as I was preparing my…