Life, Deaths and Resurrections

The Paschal Mystery it is called In the Catholic Tradition We live We suffer We live again, but differently We are somehow changed. How do we embrace the sufferings? Embrace the deaths? Knowing, trusting They are a part of our journey Leading to true wholeness To Resurrection It makes no sense in the moment AsContinue reading “Life, Deaths and Resurrections”

The Velveteen Rabbit

Imperfect. Never brand new again How do we embrace ourselves? Accepting our bodies As life makes it marks Remains one of life’s greatest challenges. Our body is a temple We were told growing up. A temple Dwelling place of the holy It was our job to keep it pure. To keep it perfect. How canContinue reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”

The Benedictines

Their smiles radiate warmth and love Their courage steadfast As they persevere in serving However they are able But they are aging. Their hospitality remains beyond compare In keeping with their vows, They welcome with open arms Providing warm, comfortable beds Peace-filled rooms Nurturing, tasty meals Tea and coffee ever ready. The nuns of todayContinue reading “The Benedictines”

Little Lake Sunapee

Little Lake Sunapee The Summer of ‘22 Gently cloaked by morning mist Wisps of white float upward To the warming sun They swirl, dancing on the surface Leaving shimmering ripples to move across the lake The mist bellows as surface water evaporates Into the cool autumn like air Nearly obscuring the distant shore. Little SunapeeContinue reading “Little Lake Sunapee”

Finding Life’s Balance

Struggling to maintain composure Despite a morning of frustration Feeling outdated By today’s communication tools By customer service disappointments By System Error After System Error By lack of human interaction Lack of human compassion I go to the lake I gaze at the water still rippling As it has all my life Still reflecting theContinue reading “Finding Life’s Balance”

Truth Told in Kindness

Communication is complicated When we are one to two years We learn to talk But communicate . . . We come out howling oftentimes We gurgle with pleasure at mere weeks of age We smile and bond with others We grasp fingers with our tiny hands And we howl Not always communicating with clarity ButContinue reading “Truth Told in Kindness”

Old Friends

There is a certain comfort Found in the company Of those who knew The younger you. The laughter shared Comes from a deep well Of memories shared. The admiration felt and received Coming from a time of Potential and promise With resultant questions, “Have I disappointed?” “Have I met expectations?” Coming only from within ArisingContinue reading “Old Friends”

The Divine

To discover the divine Seek within the mundane Pay attention To the opening of your soul Recall moments of wonder, joy, delight, awe Raindrops Individually tumble through the sky Hitting the water with a splash And a circle Ripples Moving out Bumping against others Individuality released Joining into the lake More drops fall from heavenContinue reading “The Divine”