Story Water

A story is like water that you heat for your bath.

It takes messages between the fire and your skin. It lets them meet, and it cleans you!

Very few can sit down in the middle of the fire itself like a salamander or Abraham. We need intermediaries.

~Rumi~

Looking, Walking, Being

Up in the middle of the night, avoiding the ruminations of my wandering mind, seeking the drama in the darkness of my room. I avoid the drama, the creation and life I’ve given to that which I don’t know by wandering the strands of the web…the world wide web that is. First I discover “The Web” by Denise Levertov, and follow the strands to discover favorite poems I never knew! Continue reading

A Blessing

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”

- John O’Donohue, “A Blessing,” from the book “Benedictus- A Book of Blessings”