A barefoot mercy…..

I wrote a post and hurled it up “on time” – my self-imposed deadline,
then took it down again for the love of you and I
and the scurry of words which needed a good bit longer to marinate.
Felt like I was forcing them through a sieve instead of letting them be
what they wanted to become.
So I’ve got lots of space here
that I’ll
No fillers.
So interesting to sit with this discomfort.

Mercy – it’s what I tried to wrap words around.
Such an evocative word,
Mercy and forgiveness.
Since the words aren’t crisp yet,  I’ll leave you with these brilliant ones:

“…we are always the ones
who need to be absolved,
taken back into our hearts.
I forgave myself for the fisherman’s words and behavior,
for taking on his ugliness and making it something I believed
to be true about myself.
His words had gotten on me and then in me,
and then I had hoarded them,
building evidence that I was right about being fundamentally wrong.”
– Anne Lamott

And I’ll share my first video (happy sigh)
on my fledgling youtube channel.
Come see,  if you like.







  1. Elephants Child on June 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    My Inner Child is frequently the sanest, happiest and healthiest part of me. I need to listen to her MUCH more than she needs to listen to me.
    Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring to you in your journeys.

    • jennifer on June 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      I so hear you. And love your perspective:)
      Thanks for sharing your heart here – it means so much:)

  2. Julia on June 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, I got lost in your beautiful story and even forgot that time wasn’t standing still for me. How beautifully you tell your story.
    warm smiles & hugs,

    • jennifer on June 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Julia,
      It’s a bit long, yes? Readying some much shorter videos this week:)
      Thanks and big warm smiles and hugs to beautiful you,

  3. Kathy on June 26, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I too have been thinking a lot about my childhood self… Hello to you.

    • jennifer on June 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks, Kathy, for coming by:) I pulled down my post but appreciate so big your encouragement
      and friendship:) Big love from my childhood self to yours:)

  4. Lisa Moreland on June 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

    A raw heart speaking courageously, balm for kindred listeners. 🕊

    • jennifer on June 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouragement, Lisa; I appreciate your spirit sooooo very much:)

  5. jeanie on June 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love your words and your video — your first? Really? — is beautiful. It’s so warm and personal to hear your voice saying your own beautiful words. Your story — you tell it so well, so deeply, so personally. (And your edits are terrific!) I’m glad you’re venturing into this branch of creativity.

    • jennifer on June 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Yes, Jeanie, my first in that I’ve never put my wordy dream into voice and pictures before.
      But it was collaboration, for sure! With David Sniadecki, a talented (very) videographer who is
      also a good friend of both of my sons. He sort of grew up around here:) I love his eye and so enjoyed
      working with him – the edit brilliance is all his:)
      Thanks for encouraging me down this road – I’m loving it so far! Super inspired:)

  6. Robin aka on July 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Lovely video…enjoyed the images and your words! OH…the childhood self…lots to ponder.

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