Good questions arise out of silence. Granddaughter Edith (11 years-old) walked briskly next to me without talking—highly unusual. While visiting, when not talking, she’s playing the piano (aka my piano keyboard) and singing Kacey Muskgraves’ songs, Biscuits, for one:
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Children love stories about their parents as kids, especially stories their parents don't want them to hear. Stories can make sense of the world, express our humanity, and change the way we see the world. After lunch recess, my sixth graders returned to the classroom eagerly. What awaited them was … Continue reading We Love Stories
After missing a get-together with a few women, Olive told me I should be thankful. She explained that when Gwen, a new neighbor, wasn't quoting the Bible, she finished other people's sentences. “I couldn't wait for it to end,”Olive confessed. Gwen didn't sound like anyone I wanted to spend time with.
March is women's history month. A roster of women's names scrolled across my mind as potential blog ideas. I'd read biographies of amazing women, and the internet would provide thousands more. I'd pluck out Fab Five Women, telling of their turning points and milestones.
A more subtle trend is also brewing, an inner quest, a spiritual expansion. Instead of building rockets to reach Venus or Mercury, we feel a calling to journey to the core of our being, call it our essence or unconditioned Consciousness. In ancient teachings, it was referred to as the Christ within or Buddha-nature.