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LIFE, UNWOUND: We All Need Scaffolding

LIFE, UNWOUND: We All Need Scaffolding

When my grandchildren arrived, they began a fort-creating project from the stockpiles of forest debris. The nine-year-old twins, Walker and Taylor, started a teepee-ish design and dug deep for scaffolding, “We need a long bough to stand up for the roof.” Five-year-old Brooke balanced gray stones for decoration in tiny corners. Almost eight-year-old Lawson lugged… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: WALKING THROUGH PANDEMIC, LABYRINTHINE AS IT IS

LIFE, UNWOUND: WALKING THROUGH PANDEMIC, LABYRINTHINE AS IT IS

Corona virus time feels labyrinthine, the pandemic tangle, like those sacred paths, unfamiliar. Spiraling vulnerability. No clear course through.  I remember my first labyrinth. Two of my dear friends, Jean and Alex, both sixty-three, died days before I stepped –as an experiment —into that web-like design, symbolic of our human journeys. My mind, tortuous with… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: Let’s Not Forget the Good Parts

LIFE, UNWOUND: Let’s Not Forget the Good Parts

The words social isolation fail. Maybe bodies apart/people connected succeeds as a term for this time. Isolation wouldn’t be healthy. Don’t people need people? Hunkering down works. Hunkering down would include aloneness without loneliness, would include sorting old photos, doing puzzles. Solitude might bring benefits. Maybe in these at-home hours, we could grow more creative,… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: Handwashing As Pause

LIFE, UNWOUND: Handwashing As Pause

Have you noticed all the noise telling us to quiet? I’ve followed virtual busy-ness ideas like on-line yoga classes, Zoom sessions for writers and meditation in chat groups. I know. Weird and wonderful. Yet I also like the advice meant not to keep us busy but rather to keep us safe. Hand washing, hand sanitizer.… Continue Reading

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