is there a buddhist in the house?!?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in Buddhism, Emily Dickinson, Life | No Comments

“Would you like to have spiritual care?” The question scared me. The nurse had been casually going through various pre-op necessities, taking my blood pressure and checking my pulse and asking if I were allergic to latex. My impending translaminar foraminectomy was classified as elective surgery. “Spiritual care” sounded like “last rites” to me. Had ...

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an annunciation, with the meter running

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Life | No Comments

“Kids. Are. So strong. Resilient. You give them. Your love. And they are fine. They can handle anything. Believe…” Many more words came from this man I never saw, but his words turned into clouds around me. Eight years ago, they enveloped me and evaporated me. They imploded my well-constructed mental merry-go-round for living life ...

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we interrupt our program to blurt something out

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Life | No Comments

Something is starting to hit me. Hard. Not bad, sad or difficult kind of hard. Just weak-kneed, brain-fried, and overwhelming kind of hard. Integrating my past with the present and with hope and grief and growth and—if I am really lucky—grace kind of hard. I had no presumed conclusion in mind when I began writing ...

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