October 03, 2020
Bedtime was the same every night on Molokai. Unhurried on this island in the middle of nowhere, I lay under the stars fighting to keep my eyes open to drink in one more ounce of their presence. In the profound silence, the disconnection from civilization, I was mesmerized by the vastness of the sky, charmed by the glitter of light; each twinkle a nod from a patient, ever-listening lover.
Such a calm comes over me… READ MORE
September 12, 2020
Some days during this pandemic, it seems like the world has a giant “closed” sign hung upon it. Borders and doors have slammed shut, as travel has become unwise or impossible. Businesses are shuttered on main streets and side streets. Friends remain in their houses, protecting their health and that of their families. Our small-town community can’t gather in the ways that has made it strong. When my mother passed away in… READ MORE
September 05, 2020
I am hanging in space in a moment of perfect stillness, no resistance, suspended between my launch point and my destination.
The point after my in-breath and before my out-breath.
There is no rushing.
I have no influence; I am at the mercy of the wind, the air temperature and the sun.
I sit in time, with the perfect silence broken by the intermittent flame over my shoulder.
I… READ MORE