Sunday, February 28, 2021

Risk and learn

Some journeys, when embarked upon, 
Do not immediately yield a destination, 
Yet still we take the step and trust 
That with time things will become, 
If not clear, at least informative, 
For as we risk, we also learn...

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Beauty in the ordinary

Light has a way of endowing 
The most ordinary subjects with beauty. 
Those who look with eyes full of light 
Will see beauty everywhere they look.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Variety, the spice of joy

As artists we understand it takes 
A variety of shapes and textures, 
Dark, light, and colors, 
To create something that pleases the eye 
And ignites a response in the heart — 
Which helps us to understand 
That this same concept of variety 
Is an essential component of the joy we find 
In both community and experience...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Quietly awaiting

Waiting quietly beneath the weight of snow, 
Hearts ache with longing for the spring, 
Conveniently forgetting how much it can hurt 
To burst through into newness 
And bloom.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Harbingers of spring

And so the year begins again: 
Bright harbingers of spring, 
These flowers, and all the tiny birds returning, 
Whose twinkling songs like stars 
Ignite the morning, calling forth new blooms.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lit from within

An accidental noticing: 
That the sun, passing briefly through the room, 
Could ignite this statue, as if lit from within. 
Might we, too, in allowing 
The divine within our hearts to shine forth, 
In turn ignite the hearts of those around us?

Monday, February 22, 2021

There are times when we’re meant to be subtle; 
To tiptoe around those difficult issues, 
And times when we need to be bold to be heard. 
Balancing the two; knowing when to use which, 
Is a lifelong challenge...

Sunday, February 21, 2021

We cannot act for ourselves alone

The more aware we become, 
The more we become aware 
Of the voiceless expectations 
That surround us. 
We can no longer think of ourselves alone; 
We can no longer act for ourselves alone 
When the earth and all stars 
Depend upon our attentiveness.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The journey to wholeness

Always before us, there is a path beckoning, 
Calling us forward into health and connection; 
Inviting us deeper into the mystery. 
The way may be rocky, and muddy at times, 
But still we persist on the journey to wholeness.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Resisting the flow

There will always be times 
When we question our own wisdom; 
When all the rest are walking away 
But we’re still pressing forward. 
Is that the courage of our convictions? 
Or just a stubborn resistance to change?

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Standing alone on a cold day

Standing alone, on a cold day, 
Looking out at the sea, 
What is it that you think and feel? 
What occupies your mind as you watch the waves? 
Or are you, like an exile, 
Simply dreaming of other shores...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Life is rarely flat

Life would prove surprisingly flat 
Without the obstacles placed in our path 
And the bridges we learn to build 
In order to surmount them...

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Be still. Listen.

In choosing to start our days with quiet time, 
We’re constructing for ourselves — 
And for the world — 
A quiet haven, a few moments of silence 
In which the voices of reality and truth, 
And the call to action and compassion 
May find space to speak and be heard. 
Be still. Listen. 
 What will be your task for today?

Monday, February 15, 2021

Melt away the snows

Melt away the snows around our hearts; 
Ignite the passion and persistence of Spring, 
That the gifts planted within us 
May finally burst forth and bloom into fruit.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

I dream we’ll meet again

Before too long, we hope to have the chance 
To once again share sacred time with friends. 
Til then, we send them all our love 
And visualize the day we’ll meet again...

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Beneath the silent snows

Would that we could muffle 
The words in our heads 
And allow the snowy silence 
In our hearts to expand 
Perhaps then we might feel again 
The steady pulse of love that beats beneath...

Friday, February 12, 2021


Light makes even the simplest things 
Take on a magical luminance. 
Where will you shine your light today?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Soul travelers

Soul travelers, 
Caught between the water and the sky, 
Searching always for solid ground, 
A place where we can safely stand and know 
What’s truth and what is fiction. 
Over and over we learn again: 
The answer must always be framed in compassion...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How we see the past

It can be challenging to step forward 
When carrying the burdens of the past, 
But we have the power to choose 
Whether life experiences will drag us down 
Or propel us forward into new opportunities.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Restoring the flow

All our attempts 
To direct the flow of life will come to naught 
If we fail to tap into its source. 
What will you do today 
To get those creative juices flowing again?

Monday, February 8, 2021

Welcoming rebirth

Yesterday I welcomed 
The first crocuses of Spring — 
So thrilled to see their tiny petals 
Glowing in the lawn! 
So, too, we’ll greet our families and friends 
When we’re allowed to meet again — 
A welcome end to a long, cold season; 
Smiles reappearing like flowers 
 From behind our masks...

Sunday, February 7, 2021

A still blue rock of calm

Each morning brings a new opportunity:
A gift, a chance to find — 
And even, for a moment, to be — 
A quiet presence; a still blue rock of calm 
In the midst of all the busyness.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Finding inspiration

The trees this morning reach for the sky, 
Drinking in the colors as inspiration 
For the flowers they’ll be offering in spring.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Keep walking and trust

Sometimes we just have to keep walking. 
Even though the path before us 
Looks like a dead end, 
There really is no point in turning back: 
We just have to trust we’re being guided 
Into a future that will help us learn 
Whatever it is we need to understand.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

That tenderness we feel

That tenderness we feel 
In response to the beauty 
Of the creatures with whom we share our lives 
Might serve as a gentle reminder 
Of the tenderness we could also be feeling 
For ourselves, for those whose lives touch ours, 
And all who inhabit this earth...

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Serene resonance

May the openness and serenity of this scene 
Find its echo in the stillness 
At the center of your soul, 
And may that resonance fuel and comfort you 
As you move through your day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

May the lost be found

May all who are lost, alone, and afraid 
Be found and restored to belonging, 
And may all who mourn for that which is lost 
Find comfort in what remains.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Walk anyway

The path we take through life 
May not be paved with gold: 
Walk anyway, and keep finding time 
To appreciate what beauty we’ve been given.