Writings

Published on March 11, 2021

Capturing the Rain

As of this morning, March 11, we’ve had a scattering few days of rain here in Southern California.  I check the weather forecast regularly starting in November, which is supposed to be the beginning of our […]

Garden Journal
Nature

Published on March 10, 2021

I Can’t Fail

They say that each project we undertake has an energy, a soul of its own.  A bit like marriage.  There is me, there is you, and there is Us.   As I start on this journey, this new […]

Creativity
Garden Journal
Moments of Mindfulness
Nature

Want to Stay Connected?

Published on March 06, 2021

My Artist and Me

My Artist is sitting in an armchair sipping a cup of tea.  Her legs are curled up under her and there is a cozy yellow blanket piled on top.  She is watching her sweet Girl wriggle and […]

Creativity
In Between
Musings
Revelations
Writing

Published on February 26, 2021

Love Song to Body

I haven’t washed my hair in weeks, haven’t brushed my teeth in days, feeling that film under my tongue. I smell my armpits when I raise my arms.  And I like it. The animal in me […]

Creativity
Moments of Mindfulness
Musings
Revelations

Published on January 05, 2021

Company of Stars

I am here, at the crack of dawn, doing this thing.   It is simply deciding, choosing. To set the alarm,  Get out of bed,  Sit down with pen and paper,  To be here, doing this […]

Aging
Creativity
In Between
Musings
Poetry

Published on November 25, 2020

The Journey Home

On an altar of white silk we placed her body.  She is that now, a body.  We dressed her in a vibrant pink and orange dress she used to wear when she sang.  We surrounded her with flowers, […]

Dying
Transformation

Published on September 17, 2020

Underneath the Noise of Her Leaving

What is this feeling? It is joy, it is pleasure, it is fun. It is lightness. Free from worry and resentment and sorrow and anger. It is a sparkle of sunlight in a thick fog. […]

Aging
Dying
Grief

Published on September 07, 2020

We Are Enough

We are the blending in. The eyes lowered shut and the shoulders bent in and our curves covered over. We blend in small, we blend in quiet, we blend in soft, we blend in good.   […]

Creativity
Moments of Mindfulness
Musings
Revelations

Published on August 24, 2020

Another Bridge

Don’t look too far ahead. At the tsunami headed our way. Don’t look up from the path in front, the next footstep in front. Watch out for rabbit holes and landmines,  They are everywhere as […]

Aging
Dying
Grief

Published on June 17, 2020

Puppet on a String

She is like a puppet on a string, my Mother. “It’s time to wake up, Ma.” Even as she lies blissfully asleep, comfortable, free of pain or sorrow.  But her diapers are soaked and there’s the smell […]

Aging
Dying
Musings
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