Tag Archives: compassion

For no apparent reason

For no apparent reason, today I am feeling especially centered, open, compassionate. All my demons are quiet. Maybe it was the T’ai Chi at the lake that got the day rolling. Or my son finally resolving some difficult and thorny … Continue reading

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Sit With Me A While Longer

Last night my good friend Michael shared his words and his heart with about 40 people at a poetry reading introducing his second book of poetry, Sit With Me A While Longer. Though he has written for quite some time, when … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—finale

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A trip around the world is not a cruise

This past Sunday my brother, sister, niece, sister’s partner, my mother, and I tackled the condo where she used to live. Having recently moved into an assisted living facility, she has already had to pare down what she has brought … Continue reading

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The twins’ birthday

The twins are in deep conversation. Just the two of them. My aunt is at the left, my mother on the right. My aunt is complaining about her life, her health, and familial challenges. My mother is comforting her. My … Continue reading

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Vesak Day

This morning during advisory, one of my students handed me a Vesak card which was designed by her father. This auspicious day, the first full moon in May (as celebrated in Vietnam and Southeast Asia) commemorates Buddha’s birth, death, and … Continue reading

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Exercising with mom

After a hearty breakfast I brought and prepared, mom was given a shower by her twice a week caretaker, DF. We ladies gathered in the bathroom for the ablutions, conversing about a variety of topics including some concerns DF had … Continue reading

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