The journey of pain

My daughter was injured and in need of surgery. We live a distance from each other but I went to LA to be with her. Helped her dress, eat, take a shower. I combed her long tangled hair and braided it. I hadn’t done that since she was a child. Through it all,...

Full moon in April

Last night the moon was brilliant and huge over my little back yard. I have a lavishly planted garden with a large elderberry bush in the center. Last year she yielded pounds of purple/black berries which a friend and I turned into syrup with honey, ginger, cinnamon...

Morning Practice

As we set intentions for the new year, it can be a time for reflection as well. 2020 was surely one of the most challenging and distressing years for many of us. A global pandemic with loss of jobs and social connections with attendant isolation and fear. A terrible...

Pandemic

The strangest of times. We are ‘sheltering in place’, only leaving our homes to buy food and medicine. We are allowed to walk outside while keeping a distance from our fellow humans. We live on Zoom calls and Face Time. Our hands are chapped from washing....

Forgiveness

This morning, my dog sitter dropped off Felix after he spent the day and night  with him. My dog sitter is a 60 something gay man who lets Felix get on the couch and sleep on his bed. Felix always comes back tired and dirty, signs that he had a great time with Boddi,...