Category Archives: Judaism

Quieter, lighter, calmer

Spring and Kate’s Yahrzeit Moon Monday gratefuls: Diane coming today. Joe and Seoah tomorrow. Party at Brooke’s Tavern on Thursday for Gabe’s 14th. Falling into a new way of being. Like a Mountain Stream flowing toward the Ocean. Life knows … Continue reading

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A Simpler Heart

Spring and Kate’s Yahrzeit Moon Sunday gratefuls: Pesach. Chag Sameach. Easter. Ramadan. All together now. A time of high Winds. High Fire danger. Liberation. Resurrection. Revelation. Spring. Nowruz. Ostara. Beltane. The birth of Lambs. The Greening of Grasses and Trees. … Continue reading

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Til Death Do Us Part

Spring and Kate’s Yahrzeit Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Kate. Her yahrzeit this day. Sparks of Joy and Awe: Kate I’ve learned something about this traditional phrase from Christian marriage ceremonies. It wasn’t in ours, btw. If the love is true and … Continue reading

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My Oxymoron

Spring and Kate’s Yahrzeit Moon Monday gratefuls: Dementialville. Alan. Marilyn Herrs. Tal Arnold. The playwrights. Missing Kate at intermission. April, the cruelest month. T.S. Eliot. Poetry. Rumi. Rilke. Stevens. Coleridge. Wordsworth. Rabbi Jamie. Dreams. Sleep. Cool nights. Solar energy. Efficient … Continue reading

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Holiness

Spring and Kate’s Yahrzeit Moon Sunday gratefuls: Erleada. Banana. Gonna go Bahamas. Orgovyx. Cancers of all kinds. Bird song in the early morning. A splash of red Light on the Lodgepoles of Black Mountain. Gray Sky to the west. Each … Continue reading

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