Tag Archives: change

Momentum

Eight days into the new year and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s easy, when you’re swept up in the frenzy of the holidays, to idealize how things are going to go “after the first of the year,” to imagine … Continue reading

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of layers, cells and constellations

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull … Continue reading

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December Views 14: The Only Constant

She walked nonchalantly into my apartment, and my life, almost 17 years ago, age unknown but certainly well past the kitten phase even then. In the years since, (I was 29 then, after all, and 46 now) an assortment of … Continue reading

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From one extreme to the other

It’s been a lovely Thanksgiving weekend here in the desert. A dear friend came for a visit and we have made the most of our time together, getting out, as we have, to do a little exploring. Friday was spent … Continue reading

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thankful

It’s mind boggling how much can change in a year. Last Thanksgiving, I returned home from having dinner with family, pulled my car into the garage and closed the door behind me. But then I sat there, in that closed … Continue reading

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I’m not a joiner and other lies I tell myself

My new life here in the desert has been a revelation. The ease with which I’ve settled into this beautiful place, and into my bright, light-filled new home, has been rather astonishing. It’s a change of scenery that has helped … Continue reading

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Splendid Isolation

… It is the desert’s grimness, its stillness and isolation, that bring us back to love. Here we discover the paradox of the contemplative life, that the desert of solitude can be the school where we learn to love others. … Continue reading

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