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Meaning Mondays: The Birthday Edition

Birthdays are on my mind. My husband’s arrived a few days ago, and mine is soon to follow, next month. Pisces and Aries, if anyone is curious. A little fish and a big ram. I stopped reading my horoscope years ago, but still, that sounds like the oddest of couples, don’t you think? Nevertheless, this … Continue reading

Being Alive

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. ~Joseph Campbell What does it mean to be fully alive? (Apart from the heart-beating, blood-pumping, organs-working description.) What else does it mean? Certain thoughts, feelings, images rise up for me: being in … Continue reading

Does the Truth Hurt?

A few years ago I walked into a classroom. An ordinary classroom on an ordinary first day of class. As I took a seat, however, my attention was pulled towards the chalkboard, where the professor had left these words: Show up and choose to be present Pay attention to what has heart and meaning Tell … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle I found so much insight and joy last week from your comments about story. You captured the galvanizing impact that story has had on people for thousands of … Continue reading

The Archetype of Relationship

Today’s my anniversary. Not only have my husband and I been married for 23 years, but we lived together for eight years before we tied the knot. (So yes, you could say we have been known to have difficulty making decisions.) But in those early years, the decision was never about our commitment to each … Continue reading

Life Lessons Learned from Leo

It will probably come as no surprise that I’m a cat lover, given that my blog photo (used to) include a cat. Pretty obvious, I’m betting. What you likely don’t realize, however, is that I share my life with five cats. Now I don’t know if you’ll be stunned by that fact, but the truth … Continue reading

Wake Up Calls

I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks because of an unexpected turn: my husband’s almost-84 year old mother was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized. The end of her life came quickly, and I admired her willingness to let go. She was at peace and told my husband, “I’m ready to see what’s … Continue reading