Shadows and Healing

Outside my window, the branches of a coconut palm sway in a warm, coastal breeze like graceful, serrated green fans.  For the past two weeks I have been in Honolulu, helping my mate prepare for the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival, in his role as Executive Director. Here in the islands, as I sit


A Heart Open to the World: Finding Beauty

The autumn morning shimmers bright and blue, warm enough that I don’t need the light jacket or linen scarf that I set out with. Seated on an old wooden bench, its contours and surface worn grey from years of exposure to the coastal elements, I am a creature contentedly bathing in sunlight and an ocean