Natural Innocence

Natural Innocence

To be struck by the magnificence of nature is to be returned again,     in all-too-brief moments, to the innocence in which we were born. ¹ Richard Wagamese   When we visited our son and his family in Madison over Easter weekend, they took us to see the country...
Elegy for a Tree

Elegy for a Tree

“The Earth is not just our environment. We are the Earth, and the Earth is us. When you realize the Earth is so much more than simply the environment, you will be moved to protect her as you would yourself. “ – Thich Nhat Hanh Elegy for a Tree Yesterday I...
Spaciousness Between Our Branches

Spaciousness Between Our Branches

In our community, we are blessed to have a new park along the Chippewa River that has paved paths which allow us to walk our monthly silent peace walk year-round. This month as we walked, the crisp air of late fall was refreshing as darkness rapidly fell. The sun set...
Progress in Spirals

Progress in Spirals

“The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress made in spirals.” Madame de Stael I love spirals! Just look up images of ‘spirals in nature’ and you will find they are myriad and each one of them is so unique and so beautiful! I have been enamored with...
When Was the Last Time You Sang?

When Was the Last Time You Sang?

When was the last time you sang? When was the last time you danced?  –Questions put to the sick by a Native American Medicine Man ¹ One morning last week I was sitting at my kitchen table planning a prayer experience for a weekly group I have been part of for many...