On sails of celebration…..

I’ve been a quiet sort here lately,  haven’t I, my soul long squirming to stay still and startled grateful as the stillness found me instead. I haven’t wanted to stir the deep quiet because it’s been feeding me something I didn’t even know I was hungry for. I do a little creative challenge each year…

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Grace for the busy, bumped and broken…..

It’s been a bumpy,  broken-toe ride these weeks and I’ve wiped out in the dark waves as much as I’ve ridden tall during this busy, busy, busy season for our little mom and pop business. We let it outgrow us this year and then lost some really stellar help so this mom is having to…

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the dance of fully living….

It’s coming on a shaking loose the stiff of shoulders tight with cold and the wide outstretching of a thin ice sky, the sweeping and springing up fronds of things greening, unfurling, un-dying, uncurling into life And I want to come unwrapped to feel the sun on skin still pale, to be lifted free of weary things, go wide awake and fearlessly…

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of friendship and fountains….

Do you know what I love? I mean really,  really appreciate? The everyday angels among us who coax our voices out of hiding, love our trueness till it stands up tall, and smile,  warmly doting,  at each tentative toddle. The hearts that cut trails through intimidation, helping lead other lives out of isolation and into community, into that mystic…

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seashell sigh….

Barefoot heart on sand,  listening to treasures say themselves over  tired places, to the rhythm of mercy rolling back the tide with gifts given up from the sea glistening with a thousand  years of morning and the shining affection of a  limitless heart, these tokens of tenderness left by the deep. *glad sigh* “If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,  don’t hesitate.  Give…

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