I love the ocean, listening to the rhythm of the waves. Ebb and flow, coming and receding. They speak of life, of activism and contemplation, engagement and withdrawal.

How do these rhythms resonate in your life?

Remember with

With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because peace requires bravery. With persistence because justice is a constant struggle. With faith because we shall overcome. ~ Peace and Justice Memorial, Montgomery AL

How do you remember?

As light departs

As light departs to let the earth be one with night,

silence deepens in the mind, and thoughts grow slow;

the basket of twilight brims over with colors

gathered from within the secret meadows of the day

and offers it like blessings… ~ John O’Donohue

What’s gathered in your basket?


When we slow down we begin to see the little things and we slowly come to know the world below the surface — within ourselves, and within our community and in the world. We begin to see the dead leaves and the emerging new life.

What do you notice emerging?

The forgotten things

“In art we are once again able to do all the things we have forgotten; we are able to walk on water; we speak to the angels who call us; we move, unfettered, among the stars. We write, we make music, we draw pictures, because we are listening for meaning, feeling for healing.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

How do you listen for meaning? Feel for healing?