The Uses of Sorrow

The Uses of Sorrow

(In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too was a gift.  – Mary Oliver from Thirst (Beacon Press, 2006)

My Youngest Enthusiast  

My Youngest Enthusiast  

An enthusiastic and avid explorer of life indeed, ever so grateful my little darling selects me to join her along her quests. What an honor to be finding our way through life side by side with her. What else can … Continue reading

The Prodigious Package

  I used to think the best things came in small packages and that eventually they may add up to something like a collection of shiny and sparkly bijoux with stories behind each little piece. While I’m fortunate enough to … Continue reading

Learning Requires Willingness

I see it in middle bear and oldest bear’s eyes while face to face with their opponents on the mat. Even when their eyes sink heavy to the ground and reach a humbling point, a subdued learning yet never a … Continue reading

Silver and Gold

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Can you mix the two precious metals? Absolutely!   As the story goes, a group of distinguished foreigners visited the swaddled newborn bearing gifts of gold (frankincense and myrrh also accompanied the metal brought for his adoration.)  The Magi or … Continue reading

The Push Present

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I had read that Rachel Zoe received a diamond the size of her newborn’s head as her “push present“. Now I’m not one to comment on such matters, I usually don’t give it much thought, but somehow I couldn’t let … Continue reading