A Body In Motion

“I realized that – in spite of all the risks involved – a thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest; that that which is static will degenerate and decay, turn to ash, while that which is in motion is able to last for all eternity.” – Olga Tokarczuk, Flights You don’tContinue reading “A Body In Motion”

Passing Beauty

Theresa scattered California poppy seeds in our front yard a few years ago. They came and went the following spring, a lovely and passing beauty mark on our property, or so it seemed. Once they “bloom out,” poppies send up a seed pod that eventually breaks open, the seeds carried away on the breeze. ForContinue reading “Passing Beauty”

Right now, under your feet

Under the winter sun, beneath the cold, hardened ground, spring is already hard at work, getting ready, ready, ready to grow. It is our responsibility to stay present to the lessons and possibilities of the current season while also preparing for the one that is to come. “Winter” officially began just one week ago andContinue reading “Right now, under your feet”

What falls away

  Here in Southern California you’d be forgiven for missing the memo that fall is here. In this monochromatic land of perpetual summer, the natural world provides only subtle indications. We are helped along in our perceptual understanding by the roadside pumpkin stands and the oddly sporadic harvest and (premature!) Halloween decorations. Nonetheless, I’ve hadContinue reading “What falls away”

It Goes On

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost – I can get to feeling pretty self-important. When I forget to hold them lightly, my plans,  goals and priorities begin to serve as justification for impatience and arrogance. My work matters to me. I care an awful lot aboutContinue reading “It Goes On”

The Rhythm

I really appreciate it when friends share great stuff with me. Since this one is pretty great, I’m sharing it with you, too.  The Rhythm In any creative feat (by which I mean your work, your art, your life) There will be downtimes.   Or so it seems. Just as the earth is busy beforeContinue reading “The Rhythm”