“The challenge of trauma is the challenge of witnessing to a phenomenon that exceeds the categories by which we make sense of the world.” ~ Shelly Rambo

How do you enter that challenge?


What if you bowed before every dandelion you met and wrote love letters to squirrels and pigeons who crossed your path? ~ Christine Valters Paintner

Shadow most high

“Because it is gratuitous, beauty points beyond itself, beyond survival to satisfaction. We think of it in opposition to narrowness, scarcity, drudgery, and constraint. We think instead of what is expansive, generous, abundant, connected, and expressive.” ~ Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care

What invites you into the expansive spaces?


Adventure is, according to Webster’s dictionary, “a bold undertaking in which hazards are to be encountered and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events “ or “a remarkable occurrence in one’s personal history, a stirring experience…”

What adventures do you recall? Who nudges you towards adventure? How do you wake up to the adventure of each new day?

Night vision

…”But the darkness pulls in everything-
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! –
powers and people-

and it is possible a great presence is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

How does the night pull you in?