Of Mice and (Wo)men: Derailed

The news report reports the heat in Dallas is so ferocious it is melting train tracks. “This can cause trains to derail.” Derailments are not uncommon. Think how often you fall off your own tracks. It is too hot to go for a walk, but not to go to the store and buy a pint […]

*as we go along

“Stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along.” — Robert J. Hastings • • • Photo ©2011, Jen Payne

That Which Distracts Us

SUNDAY We are “talking” about enlightenment this morning. It is barely 10:00 a.m., and our talk evolves as pieces of thought shared in a comment field on her blog. “Are we, every one of us, capable of extraordinary beauty, and wisdom, and kindness—if only we realized it?” she asks. “Is that, perhaps, what enlightenment ultimately […]

[ Alice Pretending ]

Slip in through a hole Where the moon don’t shine Spent too long trying To make him mine Kept on running But I fell behind Butterfly, better fly away this time Alice Pretending began as a response—inspired, in part, by the Serena Ryder album Is It O.K. It ended up as a question: Who Are […]

I have something to show you…

There are moments when the Universe quietly whispers, “Come here, I have something to show you.” She did it just the other day and showed me this. Thought I would pass it along… Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As […]

all the other things that just happen and are

“Some make their worlds without knowing it. Their universes are just sesame seeds and three-day weekends and dial tones and skinned knees and physics and driftwood and emerald earrings and books dropped in bathtubs and holes in guitars and plastic and empathy and hardwood and heavy water and high black stockings and the history of […]