Honoring you for your work
the day to day nose to it
and way more
with a cherry on top (not maraschino)
The pulling, the seeping
The trudging, the weeping
The smiling, the joy work
Involving the unfolding
Allowing bigger
Discovering lighter
Enabling growth
Honoring you and me
and all of us…


intense below the surface
vibrant at its center
like a fiery rainbow
misting through the cells
feelings permeated
infiltrated, illuminated
charged the moment
upon expression
created movement
instigated experiences
catalyzed growth


Groundbreaking News!
Shovel is used
to make way
for new compost
The refuse of today
feeds tomorrow’s growth…


Expanding her identity
to include more of her actual self
actually shrank the outer visage
As excess fluff blew away
allowing for more efficient organization
more compact by nature
“Ideally,” she thought
“I’d like to be right sized.”
And, so, she was…
Cracks of Gold

Cracks of Gold

We finished filing our taxes last night. Another efforted race to the finish line, jabbed right in the middle of this new start on which I am embarking (Inner Spirit Portraits).

I feel cracked open. I feel tender, fragile and strong. I wrote recently in the Daily Napkin of the Japanese practice of Kintsugi: the practice of mending broken pots or other ceramics with gold. The pots become even more precious for their cracks of gold.

I believe it is also true of us humans. Our broken places, healed, make us strong, life ever more precious.

Every time I step out into the unknown, my heart cracks open. It’s not comfortable, still it lets the light shine through. I’m really excited to be moving more into doing that which I am guided to do. And afraid too. Even when I know I’ll be mended by bright golden light, I wince for at least the tiniest moment, in anticipation of  the crackle and pop as my being experiences spiritual stretch marks.