Certainty may calm our anxious spirts, but it closes the door on possibility. Moreover, when the known overshadows the unknown, we forsake our infinite life for a counterfeit, finite existence. Estelle Frankel, The Wisdom of Not Knowing I read those … Continue reading Season | May 2023.
Practice resurrection. the closing line of Wendell Berry’s Manifesto I have a complicated relationship with Wendell Berry but this poem still highlights my favorite part of the Easter season, which began, this year, on April 9. Honestly, I used to … Continue reading Season | April 2023.
More often than not, I find that I already hold all the ideas from which my enchantment is made. The deliberate pursuit of attention, ritual, or reflection does not mystically draw in anything external to me. Instead, it creates experiences … Continue reading Season | March 2023.
Being in conversation with myself through words, phrases, intentions, listing is how I make sense of my world. Liz Lamoreux I participated in Liz’s Five Things class this month; it was amazing. In addition to the daily “list five things … Continue reading Season | February 2023.
My One Little Word for 2023 is Season. It took me a while to discern the word (into January), and then more time to figure out where I wanted to go with it. Just this morning, I wrote this in … Continue reading Season | January 2023.
For this last monthly update on this year’s One Little Word, I’m reflecting back on each of the previous posts. I started doing this with 2020’s OLW And and continued last year with Choose 2021. The reflection process and the … Continue reading Present | December 2022.
I’ve spent November practicing those same lessons about Present that I shared in September and October. Truly, I cannot overstate the impact that reading Four Thousand Weeks and The Year of the Puppy when I did had on my life … Continue reading Present | November 2022.
Oliver Burkeman and Alexandra Horowitz had wonderful lessons for me last month … and again this month! Burkeman certainly doesn’t suggest getting a puppy as a way to embrace “…the truth about your limited time and limited control over that … Continue reading Present | October 2022.
I mentioned last week that I was re-reading Four Thousand Weeks (Goodreads link). I’ve now finished, marking on practically every page; and while I still have much work to do (seriously, so many notes!), my Present lesson for this month … Continue reading Present | September 2022.
It didn’t take me long to learn that the discipline or practice of writing these essays occasioned a kind of delight radar. Or maybe it was more like the development of a delight muscle. Something that implies that the more … Continue reading Present | August 2022.