October 19, 2022
Maple leaves and metaphors fall to the forest floor, as October’s annual ritual of letting go arrives. Yes, time to release to the soil all that no longer serves. Autumn offers the perfect frame for that, in the woods and inner life.
Yet along with the letting go, there is new growth and grace. When the fall rains arrive in the Oregon forests, the living colors of earth are immediately refreshed. With… READ MORE
September 23, 2022
Today is the 100th anniversary of someone’s father’s birth. It’s inevitable, given the number of the people on the planet, and the passage of time. This morning also marks a century since the wedding of another’s mother, and countless other moments of personal significance unnoticed by written history. Time is reliable, if relentless.
My own father would’ve reached the century mark recently, had he lived… READ MORE
August 13, 2022
One simple swim in a summer lake returns depth to my perspective. In mountain water under a wild sky, my reasons for living gratefully are instantly as clear as the water. It’s not a discovery, just a returning to center. It’s not a leaving behind of stress, as much as an arrival.
It reminds me of what a friend once told me, after arriving at a hot springs health sanctuary where I was then living. She… READ MORE