Joy As Armor: How Pineapple Leggings and Unicorn Socks Save Me

Life gets so heavy. Some days, most days, it can feel beyond what I can physically carry. It's not one thing that looms large over my day. It's all the tiny things added up that can make me feel just a bit woozy: Motherhood, Wifehood, Careerhood. All the Hoods need all the attention and I … Continue reading Joy As Armor: How Pineapple Leggings and Unicorn Socks Save Me

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Piles: Discovering the Truth

My bookshelf came down. Not on it's own, thankfully. We broke it apart to finish some trim work in our bedroom. While removing my books, magazines, mementos, and journals from the shelves to the corner, I immediately started finding treasure: My journal notes from when I first met my husband.  A letter from a "father".  … Continue reading Piles: Discovering the Truth

Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

It's Friday night. I can hear the frogs and the crickets, and the light brush of the wind against the lush of leaves. My neighbors are outside, making talk, animated and possibly tipped with beer. The frogs sound like my neighbors, each impassionately answering the other. It makes me smile. I'd forgotten how much I … Continue reading Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

The Winter is Over…

If I could bathe in green, I would. I cannot get enough of the light, fresh grass, or birds being happy about whatever they go on about. The most I can do is get as close to the earth as possible...without looking a bit touched in the head. The winter left a chill that I … Continue reading The Winter is Over…

Bloom Anyway

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