Two Questions To Ask Yourself

Good morning, sunshines… A little 2-minute pep talk this morning. If you want to find your true motivation, ask yourself, “What’s my sentence?” Watch here first: Once you watch the video, you’ll understand what I’m saying when I say that the sentence I’m going for is: She encouraged dialogue about sometimes-taboo topics in an open […]

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Such Beauty. Happy Sigh.

I just discovered Karen Walrond at Chookooloonks.  Her new book The Beauty of Different is coming out Fall of 2010. Oh, I know, it’ll be hard to wait, but browsing is perfectly acceptable.  You can check out her stuff on Chookooloonks. Her blog. And this amazing downloadable desktop photo for April, which I’ve just placed […]

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The Weary Kind and All I Want is You

If you read my post about Karen Maezen Miller’s new book Hand Wash Cold yesterday, you’ll know that I’m trying my darnedest to live every day of my life–the one I’ve been so generously given.  I have to break it to you, though.  Sometimes I get kinda tired.  Kinda weary.  Kinda discouraged. And then I […]

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Momma Zen Does It Again

In January, while the cold wintry winds blew the snow into higher mounds outside, I holed up in a local coffee shop and read an advance copy of Karen Maezen Miller’s new book Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life. I didn’t know what to expect, except as most of you know by […]

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Preparing for Easter

First, a poem.  Then a few images. Easter Morning by Amy Clampitt a stone at dawn cold water in the basin these walls’ rough plaster imageless after the hammering of so much insistence on the need for naming after the travesties that passed as faces, grace: the unction of sheer nonexistence upwelling in this hyacinthine […]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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