there is only that instant… when it returns… and I know such warmth again… when understanding dawns.
All it took was one small, beautiful moment to remind me.
Instead of getting weary… I’m waking up. Coming out of that strange sort of summer sleepwalk, emerging like a hibernating bear of southern latitudes.
I don’t claim to have ever fully committed to one faith or another. I was always more curious, I think, than interested in finding out who was “right” or in being saved.
This is a poem I wrote several years ago, inspired by watching a show on the Discovery Channel about how the universe was created. Even though I had learned all the science in school when I was younger, I was struck again by the sheer miracle of it all. I […]
Honeybees dance along a pair of delicate lace curtains hanging in my bathroom window. They are kind of an old-fashioned thing, lace curtains, but I love how the light moves through them on a sunny day, casting shadows and creating that feeling of soft warmth even in the winter. Especially in the winter. […]
All the world feels like it’s hesitating to me sometimes. It is difficult to commit to any big decision, I think, some of them harder than others. So it feels better to stay in that gray place for awhile, wait to see what unfolds. I think I’m there right now. And […]
This morning I woke up to find what I first thought was a really hard frost when I looked out the window. But no, it was snow. Real, white, fluffy snow, and it was still falling. Frankly, I couldn’t believe my eyes. When I opened the back door to let my […]
I returned home from my visit to Hilton Head Island, SC, with more pictures of the ocean than I know what to do with. Sunrises, sunsets, and shorebirds aplenty have followed me back to the gray, snowless Northeast. Come February, I’m sure, I’ll treasure these moments even more than I […]
Every night when I go to bed I turn on my ocean sounds, listening to the surf as I fall asleep. For several years I used a bedside alarm clock that played different nature sounds; now, of course, there’s an app for that. I need the white noise and find it very difficult to rest […]