Human Spirit

Our physical beings Are so fragile So vulnerable Our physical life As we have come to know it Can change instantaneously A fall A nearby sneeze Droplets landing indiscriminately An infection Mild or life changing Any number of circumstances Most beyond our control Can end or alter our physical life At any moment. Motor vehicleContinue reading “Human Spirit”

Christmas

Can COVID “ruin” Christmas? Can war “ruin” Christmas? Can migrants beseeching entry “ruin” Christmas? How about the cost to heat our homes? The dearth of the stock market? The suffering which abounds in our world today? ~ Christmas The birth of Love Love in human form The Christ. ~ What can destroy love? What canContinue reading “Christmas”

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”

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”

Morning Light

Morning Light A fresh beginning Awash with possibilities A clean canvas On which to paint The life of my choosing A fresh beginning Yesterday’s missteps released and Warmed by the rising of today’s sun I embark upon my day A fresh beginning Each step imbued with hope Going forward into the unknown I stand onContinue reading “Morning Light”