Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Practice

Pablo Casals, one of the world’s greatest cellists was asked at 93 why he was still practicing as hard as ever. He said, “Because, I think I’m making progress.”


Some days feel like they’re falling apart between your fingers like gluten free bread.


Some days it’s hard to sort out if the pain you are feeling is from the grief bubbling back up a year later or the fresh accusations from people you love. And then your computer crashes. And you fail to prepare for an exam. And you realize that you haven’t done laundry every day and now there are 18 loads waiting for you. And you react to everything in the most juvenile way and all the things you thought you had been learning just fly right out the window. You are nine and mad and sad and want to punch everyone all at once. And your stupid phone is broken.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Grace is for everyone

I saw this sign along a road in front of a church and smiled. Grace IS for everyone.
Yep. Even me.
I'm a mess of imperfection, faulty actions, judgment of others and unruly behavior. I drink too much. I am present too little.
And yet, I too get grace.
And so do you.
Time with family around the holidays can be fraught with complicated feelings. Years of hurt swept under the rug can trip us up. Memories of loved ones who have passed can cloud our decision making. Silly comments or ill-timed jokes can send us spinning...especially when we're the ones making them.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Groundless Self

I haven't posted for a while. I've been using whatever writing time I've had on some book projects I want to get off the ground. But today, I am moved to share, in hopes that those who dwell in this space might recognize themselves in me and feel less alone.
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