Here in Kentucky, we seem to be on the edges of spring. Every day is another edge, another inch, another moment closer to beauty, lightness, sunshine and warmth. Then, there are days like yesterday. What was supposed to be a 40% chance of snow in the morning turned out to be an all day freeze … Continue reading Bloom Anyway
A few years ago, we took our son to the optometrist. Just a check up. He'd never complained about his vision. We just thought it was a good idea. He needed glasses. Badly. Looking back, I thought about the moments that we'd become frustrated with him, how he seemed to bang into things unnecessarily or … Continue reading Filters: Part One – That’s Me
The last two weeks have been hard, but it's helped me write what exactly...
Dear Friend, Happy Valentine's Day, however it finds you. Happy. Alone. Loved. Disappointed. Misunderstood. Wandering. Peaceful. At rest. What if today, we watched the sun rise and we decided to be completely ourselves. None of us are where we thought we'd be. Some are you … Continue reading Never Alone
The yearning is an invitation. Right? What else could it be? Why write poetry or music? Why make a meal, create an app, create a movement with the body that makes the heart ache deeper and further?
The thought comes to me at first through a weed. Lots of them. Creeping in and taking over my wild, hairy garden. As I push the shovel under the weed, the thought springs like a spiral, upward into my brain. This is the problem, I think to myself. The problem is that we are not dealing with … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do Now?
The day was sunny. Hot. Hanging with a friend at the zoo, we were huffing, dragging our children via Radio Flyer Wagon, up a hill. My friend and I were not overweight by any means, but here we were, struggling. We laughed at ourselves, at our weakened state. I turned to my friend, exasperated. "Skinny doesn't mean anything." … Continue reading Skinny Means Nothing: A Women’s Perspective on Self Worth