Spiritus Locum

Spiritus Locum

November 2017 “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” A couple of years ago, someone gave me a refrigerator magnet with this saying on it. A...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

October 2017 The year 2016 began on January 1, as all new years do. As usual, it was accompanied with fanfare and celebration. It was also accompanied, as usual, with millions of people taking stock of their lives. The threshold of New Year’s Eve is one of the few...
Unintentional Intention

Unintentional Intention

September 2017 Several weeks ago, I returned to yoga class. The teacher said, “Set an intention for your practice”. It’s a common instruction, but my reaction was neither meditative nor appreciative. I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” Nearly a year ago, my...
Bring It In

Bring It In

August 2017 Free tickets to a House of Blues concert? In the upper level with seating? An opportunity to hear two artists with whom I wasn’t familiar, but to experience Lindsey Stirling, the headline act? Yes! Their music held no power to make me sad. It contained no...
See Forever

See Forever

July 2017 April 6, 2016. My sister and I were visiting our mother in New York. One objective was for just the three of us to be there together. Another was to explore places in the city none of us had been. We decided to go to The Freedom Tower. It was a cold, clear,...
Is Silence Golden?

Is Silence Golden?

June 2017 Math isn’t my strongest skill set. However, I can solve this equation: The second half of 2016 ÷ 3 deaths + 4 funerals in 4 months = agony. You may doubt my addition, but I assure you it is accurate. My mother died in August. She lived in New York, but grew...