December 4, 2012 Uncategorized

December, Diciembre turned the page with a storm battering windows in the night. But in it I saw the Moonlight framed in cedar monoliths, Laughter rising above our heads like the steam circling upward into the cedar boughs; words of love hope fear worry reflection connection, building and weaving a web stronger than our words and arms, the silent lake standing witness to our communion and our melancholies, Blues poems written into the pages we hold folded at our chestsRead More

On love and impermanence

July 26, 2012 Uncategorized

I’ve gotten up early, before the sun has crested the mountains and while my nineteen other relatives, gathered together from both coasts and the plains in between, are still slumbering throughout the house. The peace is mine alone to savor. I brew coffee while staring through the kitchen window to catch the exact moment that the light will peak over the Marshall range with enough brightness to burn an afterimage, officially announcing itself risen. 

The meanwhiles & in-betweens

April 8, 2012 Uncategorized

Two Muslims, a Jew and three agnostic-atheist-secular-humanist-something-or-others sat down together this morning to celebrate Easter. I suppose we weren’t celebrating it in the true religious sense of the word, but that didn’t stop us from enveloping ourselves in the joy of rebirth and renewal and hope brought by the unbelievable sunshine and warmth. The day began with studying cross-legged on the living room floor while magical things went on in the kitchen, and the next thing I knew, there wasRead More