Growing Up Into Dreams

Last night, I made a proclamation. "Tomorrow, I grow up." It's a Facebook Status kind of thing to say.   Is it true?  Will I grow up today?  On the one hand, each day is a growing up into responsibility and freedom.    Demands grow, stakes go up, opportunities present themselves with alarming swiftness and fickle timing.   …

Seeing a Master – Andrew Wyeth’s Helga

So we're taking one day a month for spiritual retreat and renewal, and I hadn't gotten to mine yet, so yesterday, I took half a day.  I spent the early morning reading from the prophet Isaiah and from Matthew's gospel, then went on to Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton, and then to poetry by …

Girl with a Pearl Earring

After frozen pizza that was better than you'd think, spicy chicken fingers and potatoes, and salad that someone wondered over, asking if anchovy might be in the dressing, we finally wandered downstairs to watch a film only one person besides myself had seen. "This doesn't have much dialogue, does it?" she said, and she was …