Blessing for Wonder in Age

The Well of Age   For a gathering  where those present were going to dive into conversation at The Well of Age, this blessing came to me. It is to live in wonder each day, realizing our breath, not our number, is what is so extraordinary.   I am such an admirer of John O’Donohue…

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The Well of Observation – Being With Nature

It is so easy to become immersed in all the human demands of living that we miss the most startling “other” life surrounding us.   We get caught up in hurrying from here to there, and with an overabundance of inside time in our lives.   Inside museums instead of outside museums where the most…

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Playing With the Well of Observation – Part III

One of the questions I have been asking myself is what the difference is between noticing and observing. In numerous resources, the two words show up as synonyms; however, as I dipped a little bit into what difference there might be, my intuition that observation takes me deeper into what I notice felt affirmed. NOTICING…

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Friday Musing: Hanging Out With the Moon

This morning, I relish the gift of cooler air, sunshine, a bright blue sky, and white clouds slowly moving from west to east.   It is such a different scene than last night, still so deeply present in the light of day.   Around 8:30 PM, I turned off all the lights and stood at…

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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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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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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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Pouring Into Others

Ah…the wells and I had a conversation this morning, the well asking a question of me: Are you willing to take nourishment we give you and not just share it through teaching and conversation, but pour it into others?   The teaching and conversations are nourishing and have individual impact; the willingness, desire and commitment…

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Dipping For Balance

It is always pure joy to remember my days teaching 3 -5 year olds, absolutely the best world in which to be. I hear their voices, and see their faces, expressions, and their gifts…still.   A common activity was to put one of the balance scales out with which they could experiment with various objects.…

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