Life in grayscale

I open my eyes to the light of a new day, blinking at the aspens and background of sky outside my window. Gray. I stand on the shore at the edge of Superior’s waters, eyes blurring at the miles and miles of steely waves. Gray. I drive home in a sort of absence, mind numbed … Continue reading Life in grayscale

Winter’s Hands

Mending the frost by building a fire Hauling another storm’s snow Wrapping the littles in bundles of coat Keeping the bite from their toes   Hauling up boxes, unraveling lights Wrestling a tree into place Baking and buying the gift that’s just right Extending new patience and grace   Ringing bells and giving well Offering … Continue reading Winter’s Hands

Nature Helps

β€œThose who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes … Continue reading Nature Helps