Morning Meditation

I awoke before dawn on this morning of a waning summer, Laughter kissing my lips, joy in my heart. There is so much to be grateful for, Even in a world filled with aching darkness…maybe especially so. If in darkness we can still find the beautiful and the good, Then what can stop us?

On Paying Attention

I took a bad fall while walking Marley early yesterday morning; totally my fault for trying to remove my phone from my armband to answer a call (something I never do while exercising, but thought it was my sister or my best friend). Not paying attention for even a moment while walking Southside’s uneven and … More On Paying Attention

The Scorched Earth

As I look out at the scorched earth of a Southern summer, Somnolent bees nuzzling thirsty petals in the lazy breeze, I wipe the sweat from my brow, grateful for this season of life. I am in my own summer, youth no longer at my beck and call. I feel the whispers of fall, the … More The Scorched Earth