Rise in Peace. With our gratitude.

This week I’ve been reflecting on how grateful I am that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw so clearly a world that didn’t exist yet but that he knew deep in his body and soul was possible. I am feeling profoundly grateful for those who have the stamina and ability to see a vision and […]


Oh do you have timeto lingerfor just a little whileout of your busy and very important dayfor the goldfinchesthat have gatheredin a field of thistles for a musical battleto see who can singthe highest noteor the lowest or the most expressive of mirthor the most tender?Their strong, blunt beaksdrink the air as they strivemelodiouslynot for […]

At black water pondthe tossed waters have settledafter a night of rain.I dip my cupped hands. I drinka long time. It tasteslike stone, leaves, fire. It falls coldinto my body, waking the bones. I hear themdeep inside me, whisperingOh what is that beautiful thingthat just happened? Mary Oliver (thank you graceful presence)