Don Kuhn

We met at the corner and Don said “let’s go this way” – on the labyrinth walk Don mastered measured response.   Our paths crisscrossed often often when I reversed course – calm in adversity Don had been there and done that.   In the labyrinth, the way is clear and undefined – a carefulContinue reading “Don Kuhn”

Communion with the Divine

Be with us, God, when we draw near, your touch is neither severe nor fleeting.   Your arms and heart are open to us, penetrating and permeating with your will, tastes and temperament.   Be with us, God, when we draw near, your touch is gentle and ceaseless.   Your enveloping embrace holds us inContinue reading “Communion with the Divine”

Wellness (Psalm 23)

Our Lady is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. I rest assured with Her in green pastures, She leads me to placid pools, She restores my soul.   She guides me with flawless bearing to be renewed and refreshed. even though I walk through the valley of naughting,   I will not abideContinue reading “Wellness (Psalm 23)”

Yielding

Submission goes two-ways there is a reverse pathway.   Yielding requires Resilience, communication commences, when paying attention includes being heard.   It all starts with sincere Dialogue, which is mostly listening. Being open is affected, when the other’s words take effect.   Self-realization begins with Sharing, give and take is putting up with, and takingContinue reading “Yielding”

Parker’s Content

I was impressed though not surprised – She is so calm and content   Some would doubt my impression, after all, she is just a few hours old. They would contend that newborns just eat, sleep and poop.   I see it differently – Well-swaddled she responds to mom and dad with gentle coos andContinue reading “Parker’s Content”

Woody (of Toy Story 4)

Standing by my friend makes us strong to the end despite a day’s wayward quirks – Loyalty makes life work   Never turning my back on a companion’s lack keeps us together – Commitment is a joyful tether   Answering the call of alarm without regard for hurt or harm fosters solidarity – Helpfulness createsContinue reading “Woody (of Toy Story 4)”

Threadbare

Alas, our tapestry is ripped; but, we’re not irreparable. Woven and inseparable, part of the cloth, we can’t be snipped.   Fashion glorifies the rend, the world marginalizes tears. Separation shreds without cares, love, though, is the cloth on the mend.   Knitting a patch is not magic. Despite feeling so abandoned; our unlovedness isContinue reading “Threadbare”