just two things

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just two things

Yesterday I wrote about my glaringly obvious epiphany that I need to stop multitasking. Just be in the moment. Just slow down and focus on one thing at a time. Ha ha. Ha ha haha. What was I thinking? That I was somebody else, obviously. So now my intermediate goal is to only do two […]

articulate

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articulate

I could not remember the word last night, alth0ugh I laid awake for quite awhile trying. It finally came to me during my yoga practice this morning, when I should not have been thinking about words, even if they were words my yoga teacher had spoken during led class the day before. Articulate each movement. […]

pile up

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pile up

Well, a week or so into my “blogeverydamnday” experiment and I can definitely tell: my ideas get glommed up together like crazy if I don’t sort them out every damn day. To anyone who might be reading this, I both apologize and thank you. I’m writing for me, but there is something about sharing the […]

I’m with Kali

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I’m with Kali

I don’t know a lot about the Hindu pantheon, but I know I like Kali. She’s fierce. Western interpretations – at least the ones I’ve seen – tend to fixate on her role as destroyer, and cast her as almost a demon to be feared.  But yesterday, I was reading a book by Bri. Maya Tiwari, […]

doves cry

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doves cry

A pigeon is not a dove. The pigeons around here hang out at the beach like awkward British tourists, looking for a monument and a gift shop. The doves nest outside my window, cooing for attention.   Commerce and love. Two very different things. This is what it sounds like when pigeons cry, sang no prince, […]

sticky

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sticky

As you gaze up at the leaves, the branches, the sun the sky, you become aware of the tiniest details. The webs. You can’t see the spinner, but you know she’s there somewhere. Setting her sticky traps. On the prowl. You’re a safe distance away. So you think. But you can’t look away. Stuck.

storyteller

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storyteller

I ended up missing an entire week of yoga practice due to a head cold. I was so happy to be back on at the shala today. Unlike the messy multi-tasking of my daily life, ashtanga has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Just like a good story: The sun salutations introduce you to the […]

shortest night

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shortest night

The longest day, the shortest night. The fewest words, the sweetest light.

not yet twenty one

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not yet twenty one

Dr. Higman was in charge of the honors program while I studied at Eastern Washington University. One of his personal missions was to get as many small town kids as he could to travel outside our, shall we say, bubble. I was not yet twenty one. Compared to some of my classmates, I was quite […]

senseless

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senseless

The world does not make sense. Scratch that – humanity does not make sense. Nature blossoms then wilts, flows then ebbs, with some grace, free from the warped rationality of “higher” consciousness. Watching yet another senseless horror on the news is simply senseless self-harm. So I open to sensation. What is before me now. Purposefully close […]