Delighting in the moments of becoming

View through the trees to the lake, with the fresh green buds of the birch

Becoming is not a process,it’s a practice of life. These last lines of The Great Unfurling were brought to life yesterday when I paused to peer through the trees towards the lake. In a rare moment of sunshine… This is a place I often pause, and familiarity heightens our perception of difference. There… The green … Read more

Our creative relationship with time

Frost covered wild angelica stems

Paradoxically, we need to pause and consider our relationship with time. Or else our avoidance will drive us to those places that inhibit our creative response. Because time is not linear. Even though the clock disagrees, it is merely an ornament of time, not time itself. And it is by choice that we let the … Read more

We have now

Close-up of Welsh Cob ponies on the hilltop

I think a lot about being present, yet my intentions and lived reality often diverge. But I don’t want to continue ruminating on things that have gone wrong in the past. And then find myself having a little pity party. Likewise, I want to live free of the fantasy of ‘if only…’  or ‘when…’ And … Read more

Being accompanied in this moment

Seeing the lake and the hill beyond through the trees

There are particular places where we regain our sense of perspective. One of mine is a mossy perch above the lake. IN THIS MOMENT We are fleeting,but we are not alone. All creation joins uson this journey of life,made up of little nowsthat string togetheracross time and place. Here, in this moment,  we are in … Read more

A moment happened

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This is the lovely phrase an Irish friend used on a call yesterday. “A moment happened.” Were we there? Not exactly, but his lyrical storytelling held us in the moment. And even if we couldn’t smell the vast Californian redwoods or hear the scamper of the deer, we were there. At least in our imagination. … Read more

In the mysterious flow of time

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At the beginning and end of life, time changes. And in between, it’s unpredictable. Just when we’ve got the hang of Kronos (measurable) time, something comes along and ushers in a moment of pivotal meaning – Kairos time. Perhaps instead of feeling the pressure to make the most of our time, we should simply learn … Read more

On the cusp of time

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Where is the pathon the cusp of time?The invitation to walk fromknowing to unknowing. To see the change in seasonripening before our eyes,while whispering farewellsto lives once lived. Nothing is held formore than a moment.These are just spaceswe dance within. ~ After feeding the alpacas, I climbed up the hillside, watching the flow of seasons … Read more

And then came the rain

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Simple drizzle, little drops leisurely finding their way to earth. Followed by sheets. Driving curtains of rain penetrating every crack, horizontal and vertical. Subsiding, then changing its mind and inviting the wind along for the ride. Calm, and the promise of light shafting through the clouds. Life feels like this sometimes. Just when we think … Read more

Choosing little moments of pause

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“Rather than going for the high moment of drama, the high moment of the erotic, the high moment of the extraordinary, poetry will choose the small moment of pause just to look at what’s really happening, to look at a few layers deep and to let that small pause, that ordinary moment, open up with … Read more