Musical Memories

When I saw there was a Baroque 2000 ensemble performance at a local Monastery on the 31st May, I knew instantly that it would be a wonderful way to spend some time communing with memories of my mother on this fourth anniversary of her death. I have such a powerful recollections of sitting with her, … More Musical Memories

Sharing Rumi

Thanks to my friend Diane for posting this tonight. It’s beautiful – and, as always, if something touches me I delight in sharing it 🙂 “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough … More Sharing Rumi

Holding a paradox

I have found myself turning back to read and re-read the paragraph below a number of times over the past few days. There is something in it that offers profound value, but I feel I need to mull it over and over gently, letting it sink in a little deeper each time. “Embracing the contents … More Holding a paradox

to stop shouting long enough to hear

Tonight, as I was reading a Mail & Guardian article about some of the depressing responses to Michelle Obama’s recent speech at Tuskegee University’s commencement ceremony, something was triggered within me that provided some clarity on a feeling that has been bothering me subliminally for a number of weeks. The internet backlash from Michelle’s speech reminded … More to stop shouting long enough to hear

Vulnerability

This powerful talk from Brené Brown led me through some deep introspection which I feel a desire to mull over and come back to. For now, thought, it feels important to share it with those I love, those I am grateful for, and even those I don’t know (or don’t yet know) – because I … More Vulnerability

Dancing ‘til my feet ache and my heart sings

“Many of us are looking for a beat, something solid and rooted where we can take refuge and begin to explore the fluidity of being alive, to investigate why we often feel stuck, numb, spaced-out, tense, inert, and unable to stand up or sit down or unscramble the screens that reflect our collective insanity.” – Gabrielle … More Dancing ‘til my feet ache and my heart sings