Soul Pulls

“What in your life is calling you, when all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned…the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest…what still pulls on your soul? “ – Rumi I dwell in silencemeetings adjournedlist groceries Former self fadedsorrowful shadowdefinition slipped I am the wild irispushing forwardin […]

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Calling

Is this inherent restlessness, a fiery blue spark of eternal angst igniting passion – a call to write? (Image from personal collection)

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Always a Teacher

Set me on the open road, encourage me to cross borders; I am hungry for knowledge, to hear a higher calling. Cannot tolerate chained-to- chairs education, imposed immobility, socratic hierarchy demanding conformity spoon-fed compliance – am too much my father’s daughter, born rebellious unable to mold myself to prescribed slots would rather initiate discussion, engage, […]

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Internal Struggle

Onramp for freedom is just ahead but all considered, I will not push forward, am fragile, misinterpret signs.  Add to it isolation – who can blame me…. Move! Move with the throngs! Set your intentions, correct and change direction – take a tangent even – future is just around the corner….. Wears me out; I […]

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Clearing Corners

No more out-on-the-town bustles – the late afternoon light fading in my corner – focus now turned to higher issues; try to keep company with mindfulness – a worthy educator, facilitating release – but my inventory is too spun. Achieving a semblance of completion, something to reflect my life’s toil, would be welcome, yet I […]

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Oh Baby, I Have Purpose

Baby Whisperer, they call me – some definitions we just slide into, naturally; discovered mine at the age of nine, when my sister, a child herself, gave birth and I, the babysitter, was also born. Ran a school that summer – charged a quarter a week to neighbouring parents, promised to prepare their children for […]

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A Call To The Quest

My friend Andi’s insatiable craving for knowledge has her signing up for all kinds of workshops and lectures.  I am more selective in how and where I spend my time and money, so when she called up and asked if I was interested in a private audience with a medicine woman, I said I’d pass. […]

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