The Art of Turkeys

03. September 2014 Life 2
I see art in the turkeys who come to our yard daily. I see beauty and wonder as they drink from the old, metal bucket we keep filled with water, tilting their heads back once they’ve filled their mouths with a swallow so that the liquid can go down and quench and fill. I am ...

Are These My Glasses?

They gave me that look and those words, critiquing my lodging arrangements on our trip. She stood in the middle of the street and started singing beautifully, and I realized she would always be better than me at everything. She came up to me and touched the mole on my face, the one that sprouts ...

The Lizzie Manifesto

Pandora is filling my borrowed room with lovely sounds akin to Pachelbel’s Canon, and I am restarting my blog with hope that it will continue even when the feelings aren’t there. Because writing is one of the things that, in the past, has helped me recover who I am, and I have confidence that it ...

Here’s to Being

Here I am, again. I’m moving gingerly back into this space, unsure of what I’m able to commit to, of what is life-giving, of what tomorrow will feel like. But here I lie, in the dark of my sister’s dorm room while she sleeps, with peace and a full heart, and an ash cross on ...

In which I tell you about my depression

Here I am in the darkness, and I can’t muster the strength to wave. Of course, that’s not really true. If it really were coal black inside me at this very moment, I wouldn’t be able to type these words, never mind lift my hand in some half-hearted greeting. But it comes, this darkness, and ...

Life on autopilot: it’s time for a change

Wednesday was one of those days where I felt everything, and I’m so grateful. I sat in my swivel chair, shut tight in the little studio while instrumental Christmas carols filled the room and the waveforms rose and fell right along with them. In between pushing record and stop and occasionally adjusting the volume, I ...

To Dream Deeply

A new idea comes to me, a big idea to change everything, a wild idea to throw off the old certainties. “Wrap your mind around this,” it whispers. And so I do. My mind snaps to attention with new heart energy, and I’m making this work. Connections fuse and I’m mapping my potential new course. ...

11 Things I Learned in November

29. November 2013 Life, Lists 11
After a hiatus last month due to 31 Days in the Word, I’m back with a hodgepodge assortment of what I’ve learned this month. For the fourth time, I’m linking up with Emily Freeman and other bloggers to give you a recap of November’s fun and memorable discoveries. Enjoy! 1. We finished our fall Share-a-thon ...