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”

Panting like the Deer after Water

you found freedom, rejected the siren call to be all things at once, settled to listen   you found and rose to revel in the current in skies you trusted, like an eagle   you found joy enough to inspire those who need experience heavenly kinship   you found brothers and sisters, family members, thoseContinue reading “Panting like the Deer after Water”

Grocery Getting

the woman behind me twitches, fidgets, embodies impatience— I hold the power to hold her up, aggravate her senses, perhaps cause an explosion which would be intense instead, I give way, fall back, let her pass and watch her whole body relax as she gains a fraction, a buffer and I remember how often GodContinue reading “Grocery Getting”

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”