Lessons from the Old Cedar Chest

Discarding and leaving what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead. To Readers: Do you have a memory of your family cedar chest? Like when your mom had you try on last year’s clothes, pinning new hems (we called that ‘letting down a hem’), and marking new seams? Share your memories. September Assessments…

Wounds

Wounds of the heart are in need of light instead of armor. —–G Hill The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ― Rumi Creativity: Our Role in Healing As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react…

Sea Pearls: Born From Grit

An apology: A beautiful photo seems to not show up here. I cannot figure why so I am very sorry about that. Pearls are made from grit, formed from irritations. The oyster deposits a pearly substance as a buffer to grit which could be a piece of sand, the source of discomfort. Nature reminds us…

Remembering and Honoring

The lost souls. The first responders. The heroes on Flight 93. United in grief and love of country.

Autumnal Fruits: Patience, Faith and Purpose

After the exuberance of summer’s plenty, autumn offers groves of wisdom: Delayed ripening, Generosity of low hanging fruit, Richness is golden sunsets. —— G. Hill Step out on faith and walk into your purpose, At any time, At any age. —— Germany Kent The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird…

Peace and Balance

Be kind and gentle with yourself. You are a beautiful child of light. Precious as the stars in the sky. Keep peace in your heart During the chaos of life. —–Chantelle Rence The red rose with all its thorns knows how to balance beauty and pain, the fullness of life. —– Unknown I have said…

Hand-in-Hand: Walking My Grandson to School

Hand-in-hand we walked the blocks Picking up leaves and kicking rocks. Pressing each memory to record Swinging arms in sweet accord. —–G. Hill The walk was slow As we came to know How quickly it all goes by. The feel of that touch Was so very much Like his mom’s hand in mine. All part…

Morning: Freshness in the Air

Happy Rosh Hashanah (the head of the year) to my Jewish Friends Every moment is a fresh beginning. ——T. S. Eliot Hope is like a balloon; it can rise to the heavens if you don’t hold on too tight. —– Unknown Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, There are still untapped…

Symbiosis

Symbiosis is a relationship between two or more life forms that is mutually beneficial, one of the oldest being winged insects and flowering plants needing each other for survival. An extraordinary example is the remora and sharks. The remora rides the back of a shark or a whale and feeds off floating leftovers from the…

When a Hummingbird Says Goodbye

Our hummingbirds are ready for their long migration. Flying Wings of Jewels They soar and dip, Pivot in mid air Buzz and flit Showing off such flare. And one came so near And studied my face With nothing to fear It fluttered in place. I watched contrite As he flew out of sight. A visit…