Courage

Courage

Courage         whispered the autumn leaf     He,        born of spring’s budding hope        commissioned for summer’s verdancy        yet most glorious in decline Courage          urged the autumn leaf   As he,         in trust and gratitude        ...
This House

This House

For my Grandma, 1915-2013. I love you. This House This is the house into which I was born. I took my first breath. I opened my eyes to the light. I learned to know my mother and my father and my Creator within this house This is the house where I discovered living. I...
Christmas and Newtown, CT

Christmas and Newtown, CT

I’ve been mulling over the old song “I heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” For some time I’ve thought that the most poignant words were “For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will towards men.” Poignant because it is so...
Seperations

Seperations

Several years ago I heard the most amazing of news – there was, within my own body and self, another person just beginning to be created. For months I carried this reality around with me like a fragile cup of wonder – I was no long merely myself. I was...