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Posts tagged life experience

Desiderata, a Spiritual Poem

I have not read this since I was a teenager; in fact, I haven’t even seen it since then.  I didn’t know it was written by American poet Max Ehrmann, in 1927, another time when the world was dancing as fast as it could.  It feels more right now than it did when I first […]

comes a time

There comes a time when we feel compelled to tell our stories, tell what we’ve learned. Life is just so darned full of experiences, all of which have weight in forming us. I used to think this was territory owned by old people (or maybe just older than me people, the line keeps moving as […]

the ‘d’ word

Let me say first that I’m not dying.  Or rather I’m not dying any more than anyone else is.  I don’t have a terminal illness, other than the one we all have.  It’s just that I just finished a lovely book, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, and it’s got me […]

the one thing you need to do

‘The one thing you need to do.’  Don’t you just love statements like that? ‘Here are the 59 things to do so you can save the world.’ Apparently, giving your information a title like that works as advertising.  I’m beginning to find it annoying – annoying, but effective.  It’s not the numbers so much as […]

thinking on the unthinkable

I don’t usually write about ‘world events’. The things that I hear or read in the media distress me – a lot, and I know from past experience that they can suck me down until being angry and bitter becomes my default setting. That way of being serves no one, least of all me. I […]