Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Sitting With The Shattered Soul -Steele, K. (1987)
So how do you sit with a shattered soul?
Gently, with gracious and deep respect.
Patiently, for time stands still for the shattered, and the momentum of healing will be slow at first.
With the tender strength that comes from an openness
To your own deepest wounding, and to your own deepest healing.
Firmly, never wavering in the utmost conviction that evil is powerful, but there is a good that is more powerful still.
Stay connected to that goodness with all your being, however it manifests itself to you.
Take in abundantly.
Find your safety, your refuge, and go there as you need.
Words won't always come; sometime there are no words in the face of such tragic evil.
But in your own willingness to be with them, they will hear you; from soul to soul they will hear that for which there are no words.
When you can, in your own time, turn and face that deep chasm within.
Grieve, rage, shed.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Last night I made spaghetti using all our ripe tomatoes, along with some oregeno from the garden. I chopped up onions and garlic and did the whole martha stewart deal, rolled turkey meatballs out by hand. Who woulda thought?
We leave for our cruise in 4 days!! Kristofer is at camp until Thursday, wrapping up the end of his hectic summer. I have too many balls to juggle as usual, but all is ok in the world.
xxoo to all of you,
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
50. this is also sort of magical looking, these tiny clumps of furry flowers....
51.some sort of vine
52. One of the giant pines in my backyard. From what I can gather, there were woody vines climbing up this and the owners were told that the vines would damage the tree, so they hacked them off, but only removed the woody vines from about 8 feet down (didn't want to climb the tree I guess.) so there are all these crazy woody tentacles hanging from the tree.
46. awful picture, but this has hard green balls and little purple flowers with points petals
47. bamboo I assume
28. is this some sort of palm?
42. This is more bush/plant like, with very pretty smallish pink flowers
43. Here's more of the killer spiky vine, in the back yard this time
44. I think these are quite beautiful. I don't know what they are called. They are on tall stiff stalks. (did some internet surfing... maybe thistle?)
38. i don't know what this is
39. this is a bad picture, but there are tiny little pinecone type things on this
40. there are big purple cone shaped flower things on this unknown bush
34. these are bearded irises I think... (of course, flowers only in spring)
35.not sure what this is.
36. this is the bottom of the plant above. think woody vines.
30. Another unknown. This is in a group of medium-sized tallish (5 feet) plants. Not really a tree, more of a bush.
31. another unknown.
32. What are these things called? Stick-like with the feathery things at the end.
26. This is a crazy vine that grows over the porch near our front door. It rains beautiful tiny white flowers. I hack away at it when it gets too big, sometimes in a way that I am sure it will never come back, but it always does. What is it called?
27. grape vines, i thought I removed these completely last year, but clearly not, as they are everywhere again this summer. No grapes yet.
28. hydrangea? i think
22. I think this is lovely and interesting. I don't have any idea what it is. Do you?
23. Japanese Maple (this thing is huge and changes lots of colors all year)
24. pretty sure this is a cherry blossom tree
18. roma tomatoes, not red yet
19. this is a weed of some sort, I am pretty sure. what is its name? It has big fan-like leaves.
20. Some sort of seagrass colored grassy-bush?