Category Archives: wonder

relates to that which amazes, astounds, inspires gratitude, humbles and connects

Accidental Grace

Gloryoski! Now that might not be a word, but the sound, the syllables, the shape of the letters express my dismay – a month has flown by since I last wrote. Gloryoski! That word bellows with my shock and amazement. … Continue reading

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No Detours

The new year finds me in a rich place. Both writing and painting passion-ate me! I’m surprised by how blogging motivates me to write, and of course to illustrate my words with my own artwork, painted or photographed, FINALLY manifesting … Continue reading

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Umami

This post is dedicated to my elder son, who lives far away on the other side of the continent. Your West Coast family misses you and your family, Dave! The image leading this post was inspired by him. He crafted … Continue reading

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Stragglers

Lightening and thunder startle me and the dogs this morning just as a grey dawn breaks the day open. It’s almost winter, and the rain is torrential, the temps are in the 50’s…by 9 a.m. or so, the sky is … Continue reading

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Surprise

Oh my I have missed writing for you, missed imagining that you are reading my words and resonating – like harp strings across this globe. I have been deflected. I guess that’s obvious. And I’m thrilled by the reason I’ve … Continue reading

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Words or No Words

Time for that story I’ve been promising in pursuit of replenishing the practice of wonder. We crawl back into the sweat lodge for the third round. Dripping with my own sweat and feeling a bit melty/crusty with a coating of … Continue reading

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Another Story

The story seems endless. In that way maybe the plotline replicates life. We keep thinking we’ve solved a problem, reached a conclusion, turned a corner only for another something to show up. The story is so long that it helps … Continue reading

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Pursuing Wonder

Twenty-one years old, my Webster’s Dictionary pleads with me to replace it. In this electronic age, new words grow like surburban dandelions and northwest coastal blackberries. I purchase a fat New Oxford American Dictionary. It’s more like an abbreviated encyclopedia with … Continue reading

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Wonder-ous

Unexpectedly busy day, cleaning house deeply because of  FLEAS ON THE DOGS – something that would never happen if I still lived in Montana. Errands to run before picking the dogs up from the flea dippers. I take myself to … Continue reading

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Wonder-fied

Wind rips through the screen mesh of the open window. The zzzzzzzzz wakes me. Oh, a thunderstorm. The first one since my big move out of the city. Lying in bed, I enjoy drifting in and out of sleep in … Continue reading

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