I have about six ideas for posts that I want to write, posts which will probably incorporate some measure of grief, bittersweet, pain – both physical and emotional, worry, and other socially uncomfortable experiences and feelings.
Right now, just for today, I want to share some of the simple, beautiful, stunning, transcendent, and joyful things that I’ve experienced in the midst of these trials. I hope you’ll feel welcome to enjoy these moments, too.
- Camping with my son at Creepy Clifty Campsite last weekend. A new and mildly challenging adventure for just the two of us, especially while I hobble with two dislocated toes. We saw two bobcats just south of Lake Monroe. We ate naked pan-fired hot dogs. And we laughed and laughed at this sign: “Rebellion is witchcraft.” Sounds ok to me.
2. The steamed milk bear on top of my latte. I got this drink while meeting with an elder in our community about their life as an ecologist and then pastor.
3. Sunrise on 17th Street after I drop my son off at middle school. It’s dark when we leave now, and I like getting that extra little time with him in the car. Mostly we listen to music.
4. The collage about the sea I made during a mindfulness workshop for graduate students on Friday.
5. A gingko tree in my neighborhood with bright yellow leaves in fall.