Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cranberries

Every year since moving to Washington, I have wanted to return to Alaska in the fall to pick cranberries. Alaskan cranberries are the best! I planned to go this week since the flights are wide open. I called a friend … Continue reading

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Now

The final editing of my book is complete. What a wonderful thing to let go: the worry, the work and concentration. At some point I had to let go of the idea that it would be perfect. It is not. … Continue reading

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compost

Soon it will be time to put my gardens to bed for the winter. Fall is always a little sad for me. I must let go of the abundant and lush growing time of summer. The light diminishes. The warmth … Continue reading

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hidden gifts

I moved and rearranged my sewing area and found a whole box of things that needed mending, small things that would take only a few minutes to do—a button here, a small rip in a seam there—but they have lain … Continue reading

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security

October 14 I was looking for an important piece of paper yesterday and couldn’t find it amongst all the stacks of useless stuff on and around my desk. That cinches it! I will definitely begin letting go today. I had … Continue reading

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October 12 Sunday, a day of rest, but it seems that the only thing I have rested from is the need to control what I do and where I go. The day was planned out for me. It was exhausting … Continue reading

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the birds

October 10 How difficult it is to let go of an experience that has been so luxuriantly blessed! I want it to go on and on and yet my life at home awaits me. Sometimes I ruin the finals moments … Continue reading

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October 8 I walked along the edge of a cliff today and it was difficult to let go of my fear of falling—in fact, I was not successful. But a part of me was able to set it aside and … Continue reading

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catching up

October 6 Routines have got to go. On vacation I can no longer get out of bed and walk, as though on autopilot, to turn the coffee maker on and sit down to my daily readings and meditation. I will … Continue reading

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every day?

Another thing to let go of today is my plan to post a blog every day. We will be out of wi-fi contact for several days on a kayak trip. So the good news for you is that you get … Continue reading

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