Tag: practice


Sunflowers & Sorrow: On Feeling It All

An old photo of me popped up on FB: me, laughing, in a sea of sunflowers as the sun beams. It looks like heaven. And it was; sort of.  This was a challenging time, one of my hardest. In the middle of marital separation heading toward divorce, I was living in a temporary housing situation, …

Community, Real Life, Reflections

Shut the Front Door

When the lovely neighbors put their house up for sale, I fretted about who might move in. Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold. Every time prospective buyers pulled up, I surreptitiously watched from my window. I even managed to casually meet some by happening to be outside. The woman who told me about …