Faces in Time

  I looked at the clock on the wall of my daughter and son-in-law’s home. The frame was worn and burnished down to the natural wood in many places encircling Arabic numerals and diamond-shaped tic marks at 5-minute intervals on the clock face. I clicked a photo at 2:20 p.m. in the afternoon and noticed the markings of the Grand Hotel in Paris, 1968. The clock had a certain mystique to it and I wondered … Read more

The Great Exhale

Oh, the relief of open spaces! A few weeks ago I looked out on a vista overlooking the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and felt something utterly amazing. The cluttering distractions of daily life seemed to melt away as I looked out to the expanse of open land in front of me. In fact, what went through my thoughts gazing out across the various textures and colors of the just-blooming desert floor was a very spiritual … Read more

Remembering Winter, Embracing Spring

This morning as I walked into the kitchen I was greeted by sunshine streaming through the window over the sink. I felt surprised by this new angle of sun filling the room, the bright, warm light on my face. Hope flooded me as I realized some of the things spring brings: green fuzz on trees; daffodils erupting from cold earth; birdsong in bushes. By late morning, however, the sky seemed to take on a dreary … Read more

A Walk in the Redwoods

Come along with me on my very first blog! I’ve made a path for you to travel. The poet Robert Frost phrased it so well: “I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too.” This past fall I hiked into Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park in California. The fog had lifted and sun streamed through the mighty redwood columns illuminating the forest in golden shafts of sunlight. To me, it looked like diagonal window panes hung from … Read more