Tag Archives: joy

Slowing down as a Sign of Life

This morning I tackled a small…mound of dishes and felt it. Yesterday, while sorting out my banking and budget, while working, and listening – I felt it. It is the too familiar: not good enough you’re a jerk you’ll never … Continue reading

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Snowscape (a love letter)

Last night – after Christmas carols and merry faces receded into sleep – snow fell. And fell. And fell. I love it. Snow makes me so ridiculously happy that sometimes I wonder if it contains something akin to crack for … Continue reading

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Hollowing

This morning, we tromped outside for an hour – slower than our usual pace – in hopes of seeing the Orionid meteor shower. Just like a sales pitch, the pre-meteor chatter included “you’ll see 20 meteors an hour” and “we … Continue reading

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Going through old pictures

At 5:45 this morning, I yawned from bed onto quiet streets to pick up a friend and head to the airport. I saw the harvest moon. It was glorious. As we raced to the terminal, we saw the last vast orange glow … Continue reading

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Context

  I’ve played host to a circus procession of unruly thoughts since yesterday afternoon. After a good, but not always comfortable day working outside with a friend – can you say “Apocalyptical Lightning” – I felt undone. A pall descended as … Continue reading

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31 Days of Creating or “Creative Self-Rescue”

  This morning I felt inspired. Not the get-off-your-tuckus or chocolate & peanut butter inspiration, but a moment that introduced wonder, excitement, and joy into this “searching for a meaningful job.” After cleaning the bathroom, sweeping the outdoor landing, and other … Continue reading

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Maybe it is a train

  You’ve heard the joke. “The light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” Usually this is part of a sad soliloquy – a laundry list  of laments: the barfing dog, the sick-at-home kids who permanent markered the … Continue reading

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