Monthly Archives: October 2014

child at heart

I read a reflection the other day about laughing at oneself and reconnecting to the playfulness of childhood. The writer recommended playing with abandon: sliding down slides, swinging on swings, skipping down the street. I went for a walk that … Continue reading

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freedom

I finally got around to cleaning out my clothes closet and freed myself of many attachments. What fun! I was on a roll. Going through a stack of pants and jeans, I narrowed it down significantly. I found myself thinking, … Continue reading

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love and grace

One of my favorite prayers is the prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola: “Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will. All I have and call my own. You have given all to … Continue reading

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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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