(almost) One Year In

March 15th, or somewhere there about, will mark one year that we have been pretty much in a Pandemic lockdown of various degrees. Not an anniversary that one marks with champagne or a dozen roses. It is somewhat of an infamous mark on the calendar that I never imagined the longevity of this virus. Yet, …

Day 45

Today marks the 45th day that we (Mary and I) have been in isolation for the most part. The last visitors we had in our house was 45 days ago. We now have been in a lockdown with the exception of the occasional grocery store run or for medical perscriptions. As walking Myla twice daily …

Contented Acceptance

Last Sunday I sat in the warm(ish) mid-day sun of a late April afternoon. Practicing as best I can some mindfulness meditation, I focused on my view of springs first third offerings. The past month has been a roller coaster of emotions for me, and trying to figure out what, if any, part or parcel …

Changing Myself!

My favorite Rumi quote came back to me today, and writing and meditating on it has put these fingers to keyboard as well as bringing clarity to my life: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” Change is a constant that we …

Profound and Deaf :)

Profoundly deaf’ is a very specific technical term. It means that your average hearing threshold (the quietest sound you can hear), is at least 95 decibels. Pretty sure no-one who actually has a hearing loss has ever accidentally called themselves profoundly deaf when they meant ‘hard of hearing’ (which is not a technical term, but …

The Quiet One

Never dismiss someone for being quiet. Not everyone can put themselves out on the surface. A person can sit and be still and awkward and be burning with life and love. Sometimes they are quiet BECAUSE of that intensity. Because there is a world inside them they must attend to. The worst people are the …