Tag: snow

Let Us Live the Questions

We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full. – Thomas Merton

So How Is Winter for You?

Everyone keeps asking – since I’ve moved from San Francisco to the Chicago area – how it’s going for me. How am I adjusting to winter in the midwest. Actually, I think that the snow is beautiful, and, really, it’s people that I miss.… Continue Reading “So How Is Winter for You?”

Wisdom of the Ages

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. – Helen Steiner Rice


Presence by Stephen Leake Across the dark, a robin learns the Winter. A candle dissolves; frank and sensuous Against the extending light. The streets remain illegible with snow. I travel through you; uncurling Where weather decorates the night And naves of Christmas pines Grasp… Continue Reading “Presence”

The Observer

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Rainier Maria Rilke. The Observer I can tell a storm by the way the trees are whipping, compared to when quiet, against my trembling windows, and I hear from afar things whispering I couldn’t bear… Continue Reading “The Observer”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike. – John Muir

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it. – Frederick Buechner