Monthly Archives: November 2009

trust..

I need to pay more attention to the gentle reminders in life, then  I won’t have to deal with the not-so-gentle ones. Lesson I learned in an evening…trust myself. I often second guess myself.  Perhaps I am easily influenced by the opinions of others; maybe I just want want some reassurance.  If I am patient […]

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falling and rising

it happens most when I am not looking. a noticing an arrival of nothing other than now how sweet is it.. that I would live here always. no effort no past or future just the measureless taste of being..

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Giving Thanks

RJ’s homephone call with Devoney good friends new friends old friends the rain Thanksgiving day hike my health.. my home Luka the chance to make art the peace I have right now contact, alignment, and flow

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a question…

what are we doing for the now?

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the teacher

This past month I have begun my training to be a yoga teacher.  It is an eight month process and it is both harder and better than I had imagined.  As the program is run by an Ashram here in Portland, the question has arisen about the role of a guru.  Some feel the role […]

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tango…

new venue..old friends, new friends…lovely evening… I haven’t danced a long time. At least I haven’t danced regularly. Tonight the dance was a special event. One part tango, one part art opening, one part, social gathering…It was held at Ristretto’s in North Portland. What I love about tango, aside from the obvious, is that I […]

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home

Last night it rained hard and long…I have yet to put up my storm windows and my old single panes rattled steadily throughout the night. When I first moved this house two years ago, the sound of the shaking windows scared my dog Luka so that she would bark most of the night. Now she […]

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buttons

I keep an old tin filled with buttons I have collected over many years. Some of them in fact I gathered from my grandmother’s basement. It is rare that I ever use them. Maybe once every two years I find the need and the time to search out an adequate replacement and sew it on […]

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Art 112

I am struggling in my art class to find a subject for my latest project. I am to make the ordinary ..extraordinary..elevate the banal to art. It should be easy enough. I live this way. Every moment in my life is wrought with symbolism and meaning. I make a ritual out of choosing the cup […]

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