Start Here

Start Here

On the surface, my life is an odd mix of glamorous travel and mundane moments. But the real adventure, for me, is inside: living in a world teetering on the edge of imagination, filled with unfounded dangers and fantastic delights, found even in the simplest acts. I imagine myself to be an everyday adventurer finding treasures in the mundane moments of life.   Are you a treasure hunter? What treasure do you seek in life? 

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Dew Drops

Dew Drops

Is it a question of love? We thrive by grace in life and we die by the hand of life. To me, this intricate web of the world is enchanting: Flowers pray, clouds weep, and a universe is reflected in the tiny curved surface of a dew drop. I mostly we walk through life oblivious except by virtue of poetry. How does life, speak to you?

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Freedom

Freedom

The biblical story of Adam and Eve tells that they grew ashamed of their nakedness after eating the fruit of the tree of good and evil.  Perhaps the story reveals how we lost our ability to be "naked," that is to be transparent, or even more accurate, to be honest with ourselves. Fig leaves then represent our cover up. Our secret shame is perpetuated by a society that pins our individual worth on money and things. On what do you base your self-worth?

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I Can't...But I Can

I Can't...But I Can

We all long to be "seen," to be beheld by another with accepting eyes, by one who "stands in the face of our suffering and still sees our beauty;" and who can "witness our weakness and still see our strength."  I don't always achieve it, but I get glimpses of the possibility, especially when teaching and reciting poetry. Every time, I feel the transformative nature of simply being seen and the healing power of an accepting heart. 

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A Day Well Lived

A Day Well Lived

We humans are masters of complicating our world and our lives. We use these brilliant brains against ourselves, layering entitlements over life and  shading the world with complaints when it does not comply with our wishes.  This poem, A Day Well-Lived, celebrates the simplicity of life by shifting our perspective from what the world should deliver to us to what we bring  to life. How do you start and end your day? What do you bring to life?

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