January 29, 2016

Hyacinth Centerpiece

Is it really almost spring? I've started running outside, and today it felt almost spring-like. Although calling what I do running is charitable.

Driving this morning to work, down a side road, watching the brown limbs of the trees pass against the blue sky, it felt like something was changing. The weather, again. Or is it really the weather?

My life has been full of changes as I've run full tilt through multiple cross country moves, grad school and finally, after some soul searching, a part time job.

And peace.

It doesn't come through movement, through constant motion, but in deliberately making a choice to stop and change direction.

I'm not used to this feeling. Something inside me rises up and wants chaos, delights in a ruinous rush through and with things that hinder the world I want to make for myself.

Now, I tell this thing within "no." And I set myself to create my dreams, to live my dreams.

Like a hyacinth centerpiece.

January 17, 2016

Prayer on a Pink Winter Morning

"Let us open the door of His Sacred Heart, worthy to be adored, and be wrapped about for an instant by the flames of his love --
and we shall see what a God who loves us can do."

St. John Vianney

January 14, 2016

Easter Egg Radishes

Easter Egg Radishes from the fall Balcony Garden.

I believe they would have liked to live in a larger pot.

Next time....spring?