Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Hummingbird of Devotion

This morning I lay in bed, my blurry eyes contemplating the soft, silver light illuminating the heavy flaxen draperies, and with an inhale I briefly gave my cells a positive word of thanks. Silently, I blessed myself saying, I welcome good things and possibility today. I embrace mysterious grace, and I am not separate from the

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Rewilding the Heart: Finding Nature

I need to go find the deer, eat some wild weeds, and walk beside a singing river.  While tree blossoms burst open in profusion all around, scenting the air with honeyed sweetness, and the earth is overrun by lanky, bright flowers of yellow woodsorrel, I’ve been gradually constricting. Slowly, like a lengthening shadow, domesticity creeps up on me

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Valentine’s Day: Eros and Apples

“Find Love in What You Read.” What writer or book lover could resist such an invitation? I clicked on the email from my publisher to open it.  What a nice surprise to find my recent book, The Bones and Breath, among five titles promoted for a Valentine’s Day sale. Personally I had never considered any connection between

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Fresh Croissants and Plum Blossoms

I pocket the car key, don my wide-brimmed hat and rain jacket, and then slip out of the house on an early morning mission. It is unusual that I drive anywhere before noon, even rarer to find me behind the wheel by 8 am, but this final day of a family member’s visit, on a soggy grey

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