“When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart.” ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times I read this Pema Chodron book several years ago, and her image of armor has stuck with me. I've … Continue reading Taking off my armor
Month: January 2013
Am I secure?
Do you ever feel completely secure? Lately, I've been pondering security. . . . what makes me feel secure, safe, comfortable. Some of this pondering has to do with my coming to the end of a cancer journey, but it's also connected with my quitting my "secure" teaching job in 2008, a job from which … Continue reading Am I secure?
A Word for 2013
If you were to choose a word for this year - a word to ponder and play with for a whole year - what would it be? Instead of a New Year's Resolution this year, I chose to follow the suggestion from Abbey of the Arts. The writer of this web site suggested following the … Continue reading A Word for 2013
A Short Walk in Savannah
Although I'm back home and not in Savannah now, I thought I'd share some of the photos I took on a short walk one late afternoon last week. I was tired and didn't have the energy to go very far (yes, I'll be glad when my stamina returns). But in the Savannah Historic District, you … Continue reading A Short Walk in Savannah