“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”
—Karl A. Menniger
seasons of life
spring new life
may our loved ones who have passed on
blossom into happy peaceful lives again
for their contributions to our lives
may their lights burn brightly in our souls
honored in our thoughts and actions
in honor of Aunt Yvonne
“Earth brings us into life
And nourishes us.
Earth takes us back again.
Birth and death are present in every moment.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh
The way is full of genuine sacrifice.
The thickets blocking the path are anything
that keeps you from that, any fear
that you may be broken to bits like a glass bottle.
This road demands courage and stamina,
yet it’s full of footprints! Who ARE
these companions? They are rungs
in your ladder. Use them!
With company you quicken your ascent.
Continue reading Of Being Woven
When I saw this beautiful scene, it was my birthday. I was high up in the Rocky Mountains on a morning hike. It seemed like there were diamonds glittering in the water near the duck. The thought of my late husband and ancestors came to mind. I made a comfort card using the words suggested by Mother Nature: