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Poem of the Month ~ January 2012 With Love, for John O’Donohue (1 Jan 1956 – 4 Jan 2008), Trickster, Lover, Poet, Sage This poem evokes quiet wonderment in me and reminds me of something O’Donohue said, with a lilting voice and a mischievous twinkle in his eye: “Mind your mind now, and steady yourself, [...]
Guest post from Elizabeth Stauder. Liz lives in Central Oregon, but even as a young adult, she knows that her home is the world. She has just returned from living for eight months in Guatemala. During the time she was gone, her beloved friend Penny, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who had come into Liz’s life as a puppy on [...]
Linda Johnson’s journals from Ethiopia. See part 1 for more information. Ethiopian Journal 6-9-11 The past 48 hours have been incredible, challenging, and very emotional for me. The best way I can think to describe it is when deepest dreams meet natural gifts to become reality. More of an explanation is in order. The pace [...]
Dear friends of Virtual Teahouse, One of the first posts made to the VTH back in February or March of 2007 was in the forums section and was about a near-death experience of my maternal Grandmother. Because Wordpress doesn’t have forums, I wanted to post this story because while it is personally very powerful, it is even more [...]
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 [...]