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When I asked for a miracle, I did not think it would look like this. All these tears. Petals falling in spring. And this shedding, how naked I am beneath these layers of loss, how eroded I am from the inside. I am trying not to bargain for what I think I want. I am [...]
Wisdom for today by Marge Piercy, excerpted from “The Seven of Pentacles’ Connections are made slowly. Sometimes they grow underground. You cannot tell always by looking what is happening. More than half a tree is spread out in the soil under your feet. Penetrate quietly as the earthworm that blows no trumpet. Fight persistently as the creeper that brings [...]
People stand on Glastonbury Tor hill in England watching the moon as it progresses across the sky, at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades, earlier today, March 19, 2011. It is the first time since 1992 that the Moon has been this close to the Earth. The other day I was trying [...]
There are those spaces in life, the liminal times of transition and uncertainty, when nothing seems to make sense. I’m weary of abiding in such a space, trying to walk sure-footedly on quicksand, to smile and sound confident as I’m riding the tiger, tense and unsure where I’m going, not in control. I don’t feel [...]