There's so much to tell you about our time at Standing Rock. You can be sure that more is to come, but I'll leave you with this for now: We stopped for gas about 45 minutes out from Standing Rock. I went in to pee and as I walked back out to the car, a … Continue reading Metamorphoses
Almost there. We stopped for the night. Here are some thoughts, hurriedly typed on my phone which is losing service... A few weeks ago, I saw my therapist - whom I hadn't seen in MONTHS - and told her about my upcoming journey to Standing Rock. She kind of tilted her head and said, "There's … Continue reading White Buffalo Woman
Like Leo's mom said the other day, I want to put my hands and feet where my heart is. My heart breaks at the continuous rape of Mother Earth. I seethe at the mistreatment of all of Her creatures. I fear for the health and wellbeing of all animals and plants as we continue to … Continue reading WHY I’M GOING TO STANDING ROCK
I have to take a moment to express my deepest and sincerest gratitude. Somehow, this week before I travel 1700 miles to sleep four nights in subzero temperatures has been one of the busiest, crazy weeks I've had in a long time. And that's saying a lot because I'm a busy New Yorker, gosh darn … Continue reading Thank You.
A few days ago, I wrote this post. Leo read it and said it was incomplete. I knew it was, and I'll explain a bit more about that in a moment, but I felt that these questions of mine needed to be honored for what they are. In other words, I haven't convinced myself of these … Continue reading marananussati bhavana 2
Like a patient with cancer, news articles come back like bad test results with numbers that hit you right in the gut about the ill health of our planet. 80% of vertebrates will be gone by 2020. Greenland is melting at alarming rates. The Amazon is being clearcut. Carbon in the atmosphere has surpassed 400ppm. Etc. Etc. … Continue reading marananussati bhavana
What are we supposed to talk about? Certainly not religion or politics! I was taught this. The 60-year-old women in my VoteWELL circle were taught this, too. How long have Americans been told to not discuss politics? How long have we outsourced important conversations to the media and our politicians? If no one's talking, then … Continue reading What are we supposed to talk about?
I've been thinking a lot about voting as collective care, as put forth by CTZNWELL. Politics is the way in which we take care of each other and voting is a direct way of engaging in that care. When we talk about voting, there tends to be a lot of talk about "my right to … Continue reading What are you voting for?
Sometimes, I get kinda prickly and mean. I'm snappy and short (not in the cute way) with the people around me. And, poor Leo, being the one who's around me most often, bears the brunt of my irritability. Recently, Leo came home and treated me as sweet as could be, even though just an hour … Continue reading In case you’ve forgotten, I love you.
I just saw an off-Broadway play - Small Mouth Sounds - about six people at a silent retreat. The play really is mostly silent, meaning there's very little talking, and even though I've never officially taken a strictly silent retreat myself (maybe I should), it felt familiar to me, between my time spent at Omega, taking meditation … Continue reading Small Mouth Sounds