Monthly Archives: November 2008

Theotokos

I completed the icon I am giving to my brother and his new wife as a wedding gift. ūüôā ¬†I had a hard time starting the piece. ¬†I ¬†was fearful of making a mistake. ¬†But once I pushed through my initial hesitation, it was really wonderful to paint. ¬†I feel completely at home in my […]

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Surprise

There is more time when one is happy… I have been surprised by my emotions I wish I could explain it better than that but I can only say¬† my feelings have taken me totally by surprise they hold ransom my body leaving me breathless and alive wholly revealed I tell myself “stay with this, […]

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Just for today

Just for today I will be believe my gifts are God given¬† I will believe I have a responsibility to use those gifts I will believe that God is¬† waiting to see what¬† I make of the talents¬† he has given me Just for today¬† I will use my talents¬† with abandon and gratitude Just […]

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Rhythm

Seated in meditation posture I become so aware of my breath I can no longer breathe I judge myself on the quality of each inhale and exhale too short, too rushed too anything but right Completely unaware,¬† my body has a rhythm all its own and in harmony¬† with the Greater rhythm why is it […]

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My Heart

My heart has broken… once too small¬† to hold the beauty¬† of this season it has risen created new boundaries which expand on every exhale and pause just after the inhale Everything is in that pause recognition and wonder, possibility and gratitude, love and joy,¬† and most deliberately, peace that peace¬† of accepting fully only […]

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Lingering

At the beginning of anything is an energy of possibility that can be had at no other time. ¬†I have been exploring that energy lately. Rather, I have been living it. ¬†Not too long ago, I had an opportunity for a beginning, but I felt rushed where I would have rather savored. ¬†It is my […]

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Hope

It’s been one day short of a week since the historic election. ¬†Many that I have talked to have expressed the same feelings I have. There is a new sense of hope; a sense that things can change. ¬†I hadn’t realized the extent of the depression I have been in. ¬†It is hard to know […]

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Election Day

I did not sleep a wink last night; I think I’m feeling the anxiety of our nation. ¬†I am full of hope…but I was 4 years ago too. ¬†I voted and I’ve prayed, nothing left to do but wait. Think I’ll get my free cup of coffee from Starbucks :).

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Anam Cara

in the quiet exhale of the morning light wakes slowly I count my blessings in drifts like leaves¬† after the first fall storm and am grateful most for the intimacy¬† of those who know me¬† and love me still it is an intimacy that comes with time and presence a knowing born from sacrifice, selflessness […]

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