August Playfulness – The Well of Observation

In the northeast we are definitely living more intense “dog days of summer” as we often call the hottest days in July and August. This year, it is pretty much every day!   With the dog days in mind, I thought I’d choose a well that feels easier than some.   Many have to walk…

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The Well of Not Knowing: Until the Next Time

Last evening I was sitting in the shade under big maple branches. There was a lovely breeze floating through them, leaves dancing above me.   I was thinking about how to bookmark the writing about this well for now.   Over decades I have bought hundreds of non-fiction books.   I have bought most with…

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Friday Musing: A Companion to Not Knowing

I am looking out my living room window to the clear sky, clear outlines of the thousands of leaves on the big tree, clear curvy posts on the little balcony railing and thinking about how astoundingly clear I feel in this space.   At the park where I often walk there is a path one…

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Friday Musing

Several weeks ago now, returning a lampshade, I was taken with the overhead light display in the store, every inch of the ceiling holding a different fixture. While the owner processed my return I stood looking at  the hundreds of fixtures, fascinated. I was taken with how completely different they were and wondered how I…

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The Well of Not Knowing

Not too long before March 2020, I was browsing a local bookstore, a favorite haunt. Every so often it feels a book pushes itself a bit off the shelf so I do not miss it. This also happens at home with books I have not yet read. They seem to choose the right time to…

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The Well of Childhood

Ah, I know exactly what it is that drew me to this well this morning, a well where I could stay and dip for days. It is a well of true refreshment; it is refreshment I do not take lightly.   Walking the other night in my “new” old neighborhood, the scent reached me before…

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Space

Not outer space.   This space. THIS space where I am sitting in this moment. This space with its little turret like windows, five of them, sun shining through and spring green seen outside the one right next to me.   Crows loudly, boldly caw their morning meditation so the whole neighborhood can partake. I…

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