Tag Archives: meditation

Lost and Found in the Long Island Sound

Yesterday, strong winds curbed our kayaking ambition. Rather than venture all the way out to one of the islands, we floated out only as far as the sandbar. A 10 minute paddle away and marked by sea grass that disappears … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

City Kid Memories

Growing up in the Bronx, when I wanted to go outside to play I yelled “I’m goin’ down!” not “out”. Exiting apartment 7D, I’d walk down the windowless hallway to the elevator, or more likely, yank open the heavy door … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I Love a Meadow and a Wood

Birds and bugs weave across the sky, skirting the patchwork of green and golden field grass. Yellow butterflies – Monarchs? – float by, a Hummingbird buzzes past my ear. A Crow caws from somewhere in the forest and a pair … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why Meditate?

My learning style is to figure things out by doing rather than follow instructions. As a result, I don’t quite know how to make the most of my GPS nor how to smoothly switch between watching the television and DVDs. … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Retreat Report – Thursday

Lovely, no? The house is incredible – full of nooks and crannies and open studios, and even a greenhouse with grapefruit, lemon and fig trees (!) neatly tucked into the steep hills of Litchfield County. One-on-one and together again around … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Choosing the Dog (and other excuses)

I seem to be experiencing vicarious ‘senioritus’ as my daughter counts down the days until graduation and mostly moves on cruise-control through school. Certainly she’s savoring social events more than the study ones. These last weeks are full of concerts … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Room of My Own

The chunk of time and solitude I find necessary to write a blog post never appeared last week. Some mornings I managed to grab a half-hour or so before work to hack away at my memoir (still!) but I need … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Love for A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Brazilian guy who cleans the bookstore, speaks only a few words of English. I always say good morning and make small talk, but he’s not friendly and I think he’d rather I didn’t. He wears one of those blue-tooth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Drifts of Snow, Angles of Light

The snow brought a lovely quiet and a rare state of ‘not-doing’ to my home. Life always seems a constant of ‘must-do’s’. You know, the endless lists: laundry, cook, clean, groceries, pay-bills, exercise squeezed in around a 40 hour job. … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Remembered Peace

Yesterday, although bitterly cold, was so bright and fresh, I wanted to be outside. I gathered twigs and branches as kindling for the fireplace. We’ve had a fire every night recently – a beautiful, antidote to the cold night – … Continue reading

Posted in Seasonal Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments