a quiet street in a busy town….Green trees overhead in my backyard, birds- mourning doves, robins,…I can garden. I can walk to other green spaces: the Mystic River, the boardwalk to see geese, ducks and redwings. Now, with summer approaching, I hear the tree swallows twittering as they fly overhead..
My apartment is simple, but comfortable and the right size. My landlady and I both attend Quaker Meeting, so share these values.
We’re all in this together.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” (Mother Teresa)
My landlady and her daughter: picked and gave them lily-of-the-valley flowers that are just blooming. The cat: my daily brushing and took her outside. My sister and my niece: had Facetime dinner with them, and my niece’s little toddler.
I don’t say “I love you” very easily….
being listened to deeply, and being able to listen and be moved, whether it is a podcast, a beautiful story.
Having fun and “real” interactions with my students when I’m teaching.
recently: having long-distance Zoom and Facetime dinners in the evening with my family.
Sometimes I understand what is going on for them. When that happens, I feel ease and openness to them, and relaxed and relieved, in myself.
I feel cheerful, and creative.
Walking outside just now, in the cool spring morning. Hearing the birds, and seeing the sun shine through my bleeding heart flowers.
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