Musings from my morning

Ten years. A decade. At 8:30 this morning I go to the Hudson River a block from my Hoboken home, heading for Pier A Park, which juts out in the water and makes you feel like you can touch downtown Manhattan. I am greeted by barricades at the entrance of the park. Must...

Quotable

Instead of fending [pain] off and hiding from it, we could open our hearts and allow ourselves to feel that pain, feel it as something that will soften and purify us and make us far more loving and kind. –Pema Chodron from When Things Fall...

Blessed

I left my home in Hoboken, N.J. on August 26. The idea was to spend a night at my parents’ home and then head to the Jersey Shore for our annual family beach vacation through Labor Day. What actually happened was Hurricane Irene warnings that prompted the mayor...

Dream on

Had a vivid dream last night that I was in a restaurant bar (I think) socializing and decided to leave my handbag on a bench next to a guy who looked trustworthy. I happily mingled. When I went back to retrieve my purse, the guy smiled and we said hello. I put the bag...

You talkin’ to me?

Can’t help but notice in a week where I’ve been caught up in doing and determinedly making things happen that I’m getting little messages to remind me to chill and let some things unfold naturally. While there are tons of people benefitting from the...