My Love

My Love November 27, 2023

A lone remaining leaf
trembles in the early air
like the one soft memory
of how we met so many
years ago. In the midst
of all the noise and traffic,
something very simple and
ancient trembled between
us like this leaf. And every
worry and plan fell away.
From that moment, I only
wanted to be near you, the
way a hummingbird does
all that work to simply
hover near something
sweet and lasting.

A Question to Walk With: Give thanks to someone in your life who is always there. How can you be there that way for someone else?

This excerpt is from my book of poems in progress, Elsewhere.

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Nov 9-12: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA, Four-Day Retreat, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity. (Register Here)

Dec 8-10: St Andrews, Jackson, MI, Weekend Retreat, Falling Down and Getting Up, (Register Here)

Dec 8-14: Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Saying YES to Life: The One Life We’re Given (web link)


Feb 5-10: Modern Elder Academy, Baja, Mexico, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Own Resilience and Strength (web link)

2024-2025 Yearlong Journey: 4 Weekends in Kalamazoo, MI, The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart (web link)

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