We're leaving for Mexico in the morning. I've had dreams of swimming in warm turquoise-blue water for years, and tomorrow night I will be. I feel a deep desire to float...just to float without a plan: to suspend thought, and let the beautiful ocean hold me up for a while. Although I won't be posting… Continue reading Kindred spirits: A sea of Love
For many years, I was friends with a woman who was funny, smart and interesting. She was also extremely critical. I never quite knew when this critical part of her would come out. It might be after having a nice lunch, or talk on the phone, but several days later, I'd receive a letter or… Continue reading best friends
We spent a wonderful Easter with Tom and Lindsay (my oldest son and his girlfriend) and her family. Tom moved back to the northeast a year ago, and this is the first time, in many years that we've lived within driving distance of each other. On Sunday, it struck me that if Jack and I… Continue reading Letting my heart lead the way, changing my mind
A few years ago, I was starting a new venture in my life, and as I sat with a very close friend talking about it, feeling somewhat discouraged that it wasn't right, she said, "It's too small for you Mary." She went on to tell me, what she thought some of my real talents and… Continue reading as we think of ourselves
I am very glad that I wrote a post, several days ago, about staying calm, peaceful, and enjoying holiday preparations, because it has given Jack the opportunity to say (multiple times), "Remember, you talked about doing this year differently Mary, and having a good time instead of getting stressed out." I was headed upstairs to… Continue reading How are we doing?!
After we had Noah for about 3 months, the thought came to me that he needed a friend to play with. The next day, Jack and I took a ride to Second Chance shelter in Shaftsbury, VT and started looking. I noticed a beautiful grey, long-haired cat in one of the cages and asked if… Continue reading Friendly play
I recently started a new project. Something that I have never seriously attempted to do before, and I am watching my mind vacillate between huge doubt, and some confidence, in my ability to complete it. That is not quite true. I know that I can complete it. But can I do it well? Yesterday I met with a… Continue reading Time to fly