Category Archives: transformation

Who are we

After a delicious pancake breakfast at home (including using organic coconut flour—oh yeah!), I worked in my studio, mainly organizing some of the clutter that has accumulated since summer. In a pile of random supplies and stray papers I found … Continue reading

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The seasoning of seasons

These tomatoes were all rescued from before the frost. These last tomatoes—Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Black Cherries, San Marzano, Green Zebra, Sun Sugar, and Mortgage Lifter— in our well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, have embraced some eggplant, onion, garlic, green pepper, and … Continue reading

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Old habits cry out for transformation

I have been in Ann Arbor for the last couple of days doing errands with my mother who resides in an assisted living facility there. Yesterday we shopped for clothes for my mother to wear at my sister and her … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou RIP 1928-2014

 

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“Today” by Mary Oliver

Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. … Continue reading

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Johannes Stoetter

These are the amazing body-painting creations of the Italian artist Johannes Stoetter. (The woman as parrot at the bottom is incredible.) (Thanks to Writing Without Paper for the lead to this artist.) 

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Dragon Flies throughout the Heavens

It happened right during Dragon Flies Throughout the Heavens, right at the end of the form and just before relaxation. My eyes were tearing. I guess I was crying. It was like an obstruction or a locked gate or a solid … Continue reading

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“The New Rule” by Rumi

It’s the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad. He falls into a hole. But down in that hole he finds something shining, worth more than any amount of money … Continue reading

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All crossings are sacred

This is dedicated to my dear friend MH who placed his partner of 38 years into an Altzheimers Care facility today. In Jewish tradition, the entire Bible is divided up into 54 sections, one of which is read every Shabbat … Continue reading

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Friday morning harvest

Walking through the eye level anise hyssop (my eye level) profuse with visiting bees and butterflies, negotiating space through the flopping tomato plants weighted down by the fruits of their abundance (the plants leaning against each other for support), removing … Continue reading

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