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
Sunday morning I wait for the train Going to church Wearing my pretty turquoise dress I stand on the open air platform Applying purple eyeliner and mascara A young woman approaches me, stares for a moment, and holds out an earring. She asks if it's mine. I shake my head and smile, no, it's not. … Continue reading Sunday morning thoughts
I got published in Anchor Magazine, Issue 05!
Two night ago, I had an intensely vivid dream in which I gave birth to a baby. I was scared to go through labor; save for a couple of doctors who flitted in and out, I was alone in the hospital room. The labor was actually fairly easy, much easier, less painful, and shorter than … Continue reading What’s my body telling me now?
A few months ago, I dreamed that I was on a ship in the middle of the Hudson River, right alongside Manhattan. It was nighttime, but the city wasn't lit up and glittery like usual. New York was eerily dark, save for one giant spotlight at the 9/11 memorial, shining into the black sky. There … Continue reading What is Donald Trump really saying?
A friend inquired today why I am so interested in these personality frameworks like the Enneagram. I recalled something author Mark Epstein said in On Meditation, a documentary on... well, you know. He said, "Get who you think you are out of the way, so that who you really are can arise." I think that sometimes meditation is thought of as … Continue reading How can I let go of this false self if I don’t understand it?
Do you ever leave a gathering of close friends feeling practically in awe of each and every one of them? Impromptu feasts with various combinations of my circle of friends tend to occur fairly often at our community house. After an afternoon of quiet connection, the kitchen is turned upside as beans are thrown into … Continue reading What’s the real world?
With this blog, I've posted 25 days in a row. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, and I am in a habit of almost immediately forming my experiences into sentences to be read later. This is not all that unfamiliar to me. As a fairly extraverted person, I tend to navigate … Continue reading Should I be quieter?