Today I went and got ashes. I looked Rowena in the eye as she made the smudgy sign of the cross on my forehead, saying , "From dust you came and from dust you shall return." I am not a Christian. I lost faith in all that a long time ago, but I must confess I … Continue reading On Giving Up Fear For Lent
Month: February 2015
17 Things I Need To Be Happy
Today I hate winter. Wallace Stevens has this poem called The Snowman that starts with, "One must have a mind of winter..." And that line invaded my consciousness as I stared at the kitchen thermometer that read minus something. (As soon as there is a minus sign, all possibility for happiness is gone, so it doesn't … Continue reading 17 Things I Need To Be Happy
We are what we love.
We are what we love. It’s as simple as that. If we do the things we love, we show our real selves to the world. If we show our real selves to the world, that will give us the best shot at living a happy life. So try it. Start making a list of all … Continue reading We are what we love.
The Unlived Dream
Everyone has an unlived dream inside them. Everyone. I have never met a single person who did not have an unlived dream. Most people spend the majority of their time trying to distract themselves from their unlived dream because they believe that they can't live it, and that thought gives them a lot of pain … Continue reading The Unlived Dream