Of slow crawl and stretch and set fire to the night….

Been chunking on extra wood to make a bonfire out of the coals of gratitude I tend, stoking it to a roar because these times. And this week. So here,  bright flames leaping a fury of joy for…. ~ dreamy dahlias and their diverse faces, ~ safe spaces to twirl and move and dance and…

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When the heart thumps of longings and lanes…..

In the heat of our culture’s loud and frantic traffic right now, it’s sometimes hard to find and hold steady to your lane. The message is loud and the pressure real:                       ~ you should be doing more to protect your family and community from…

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Here’s to the lovers who love…..

Here’s to the lovers who love, who show up wholehearted or hang back in respect, who honor with presence or make needed space, who lavish their time or spend themselves instead with the fierce kind of patience that affection may require, who ask questions or who ask nothing, go the distance or go back home.…

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The love we’re born to be….

Dear darling you at the end of your heart-breaking day, I can’t hear them clear, the words you’re making through the buzzing on the line but I can hear it strong the sadness in your voice, and it stirs me to lean in as far as I can bend. But the clamor in my ears…

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We shall get there some day…..

There’s been a cold wind blowing so I’m putting out some seed; simple bites to strengthen what goes dim when life gets raw. Gather what you like and take as much as you can carry. Maybe something that I  scatter will nourish that beautiful flame of yours……. ~  Sometimes her spirit scooped her hands into the sky and they fluttered there, …

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