Speak the truth with a clear voice

Speak the truth with a clear voice

There is a church song that has been going through my head, pretty much nonstop. I mentioned this to a Second Gen friend of mine in a text chain. Her response was quick. “Nauseous” The song that is playing inside me? “I’ll never leave you anymore.” As I have written...
You have the same hair as…nobody

You have the same hair as…nobody

Last weekend at a (safe, podded) family gathering, I was sitting at the table next to my four-year-old niece. (Grand-niece actually.) She looked up at me, staring intensely, and said… “You have the same hair as…nobody!” I laughed. I loved it. I felt very seen. I’m...
I’m in a growth spurt

I’m in a growth spurt

I’m visiting my nephew. I think he’s getting longer and lankier each day I’m here. It makes me remember once reading that “growing pains” are real. Sometimes our bodies grow so quickly that it actually physically hurts. Somewhat all over, I’ve been told. And for no...
Find the ease. It’s there somewhere.

Find the ease. It’s there somewhere.

A (virtual) yoga practice. A (necessary) reminder. Find the ease. It’s there somewhere. I am, in so many ways, looking at my push and my drive and my frantic fanaticism. I know these parts of me felt essential when I was young. Perhaps they were essential. I know they...
Let life be just as it is

Let life be just as it is

I was struggling with something. It was getting to me and getting me down. Mostly it was getting me down because I thought I “should be over it” already. That others would look at me and think, as I was, “Why aren’t you over it already???” Someone I love reminded me...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND to the moon and back!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND to the moon and back!!!

September is a big month and this is a big week. I turn fifty-seven on Wednesday (these numbers are getting crazy weird!) and to the moon and back turns two on Friday. Wild. If you asked my young Moonie self what I’d be like and what I’d be doing at the age of...