Archives for February 2011

Peaches, Tents, and Dreams

It’s taken almost sixty years but today as the wet grass shines and the peaches soften from the inside out, I stand with nothing between me and life. The dream I’ve carried like a tent has come down. It wasn’t a false dream, but a plan I asked too much of. And now it is [Read More…]

The Book of Awakening is Hoda’s favorite thing!

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—Miwok, meaning “deer jumping downhill” I’m grateful for all our ways, holding on when a squall moves through, looking each other in the eye or waiting till the other can, tracking a worry like a mouse running through the house, me wanting to kill it, grateful that once finding it in a corner, you see [Read More…]

Mark Nepo poetry reading tonight at Kalamazoo College

Mark Nepo will give a poetry reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, at Stetson Chapel on the campus of Kalamazoo College. The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the event here. [Read more…]

Least Complicated

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky. —Ojibway saying Sometimes I lose it like the keys to the car left in my old jeans after that long walk through the pines when I fell into the marsh and the keys were all [Read More…]

A Thousand Pools

I am awake. It wasn’t always so. It may not last for long. So let me say this while my heart is beating like a river. This life is more than one can bear. It’s taken years to learn this, to feel this, to know this in my bones. I am not talking about giving [Read More…]