Part of the answer to the question, How Free Exactly Do You Want to Be? lies in how vulnerable and authentic we are willing to be when and if we show up. We must know that all of our life experiences can be useful and instructive, much in the same way the words of our ancestors are for us now. What we write and share has the potential to be the very salt for someone else’s stew of life. Regardless of how hard we think we’ve fought, we can hardly be done.
Just one day after the 2016 United States Presidential Election, I was more than Read More
The longer I live, the more I appreciate:
- A new sunrise;
- A rare moon;
- Blankets of fallen leaves bedazzled in red, gold, purple, yellow, and other nameless colors;
- Prolonged sleep on a rainy Saturday morning in Fall; and,
- Clarity in the creative process.
Right now, these simple and free gifts are giving me Read More
Why is this the question we ask when we are tasked with doing the life-changing, groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting work we are called to do? Is it because we know that this work has such power that it can be radically transformative? Is it that we doubt in our ability to do it?
Why don’t we ask instead, Read More
Living’s heavy work. (Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1975.)
I learned yesterday of Author Natalie Babbitt’s death. Babbitt was 84. While she had written several books, Babbitt was most revered for her seminal work,Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Tuck Everlasting, though marketed to young readers, dealt with the subject of mortality, a topic many think it is best to reserve for mature audiences. Read More