Braving Simplicity

SAYING NO to the hustle of complexity takes courage, given the pressure to measure progress by solid means (the source of endless conversation/comparison); no one wants to feel left out, and yet… the urge to escape, find freedom, persists among those willing to brave simplicity, live plain THIS POEM is a call to live simply,Continue reading “Braving Simplicity”

From the School of Catalogues

Theology: the study of God Philosophy: reflecting on humanity Science: inquiring into nature Work: energy with purpose, including fighting chaos with catalogues Poetry: the love of sunsets and mystery of innocence Stories: what we tell our friends Hope: the ability to find what’s important to us Joy: and arrange our lives accordingly, unmoved by insurmountableContinue reading “From the School of Catalogues”

The Lesson of the Goblet

At the goblet’s base are stable habits to help the soul gather burdens together in one place, perhaps, one day, to be weighed, compounded as a single trait— endurance. Along the slender stem runs the stretching work, the call to serve, care for others in a way that doesn’t alienate, but extends, expands the placeContinue reading “The Lesson of the Goblet”

Irish Hills

The life of the soul is not linear but topographical— time does not pass, it mounts contours mimic visages, memories of people and places that belong to the one who says, “This is my land,” I know how it was formed, which rivers are navigable, where the crossings are— how long it takes to getContinue reading “Irish Hills”