Friday, September 1, 2017

A Short History of August*





Sophie had a hard month
I turned 54
My feet hurt
My son started college
I'm looking for work
Ends aren't meeting
The world is melting
I've never been happier













*Zen priest Karen Maezen Miller inspired me to write this koanish post. If you haven't read her work, you should. Here's her website: Cheerio Road

19 comments:

  1. Well, that was a big month. Here's to happiness, sore feet, college and a ton of love for Sophie.

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  2. Beautiful women. Such beautiful women.

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  3. Reality is a swirl of happy and hard. Your courage is born of doing the right things and hope. We're hoping with you.

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  4. My feet hurt too. Maybe our age?

    I especially like the last sentence:)

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  5. I am happy you are happy. I wish I could just give you the biggest hug right now.

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  6. Thank you for sharing and your friend's writings. Buddhism always makes me feel better when things are going to shit. Sorry for the rough month for you both.

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  7. Contentment even in the midst of chaos is so grounding. I'm glad you've never been happier!

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  8. Life is deep and rich.
    Can't wait to see you and all that is yours.

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  9. I love you. You are so brave. This made me cry.

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  10. That happiness is a treasure, beautifully acknowledged with your words and double portrait. I'm new at your blog, grateful for what I have found here, especially the video about Extreme Parenting. It is good to meet you and your family here. Your loving portraits of Sophie touch my heart. I don't post often on my blog or comment as much as I'd like to. Thank you for your presence!

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  11. First, a belated happy 54th birthday and good luck to Henry in this chapter of his life.
    C. also had a rough August (and it's looking like September is following suit).
    Hoping both young women see better days soon.
    And that's a terrific poem/post!

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  12. Sounds like a full month.
    Have ends ever met? Mine never do. And my feet hurt but I am a tad older.

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  13. I haven't been writing and only a tiny bit of reading. But I am glad I came today. Beautiful words. The world of dualities, yours is beautiful.

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  14. In the middle of difficulty, sometimes we thrive. I love it.

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  15. This is a good idea thank for sharing on the website





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