Ok, Ladurée

I have never been one to worship at the alter of Ladurée. Every person I know who has been to Paris gets misty-eyed when they remember the macarons they enjoyed. Personally, I’ve always been partial to Dalloyau. I don’t know what it is, possibly the texture of the precious cookies offered. Now Ladurée is on…

Happy Palate

It was years and years ago that a former colleague looked at me, then herself in a full length mirror and declared that she prefers to eat to live rather than live to eat. In contrast to me, she scrutinized every morsel of food that entered her body. She called herself a vegetarian but she…

Spirituali-Tea

I have rituals and I realize that in this regard I am like everyone else. I think it’s the actions performed in solitude that are closest to who we are. Mine is tea. I enjoy coffee as well, but for me coffee is physical and tea is spiritual. A friend who is deeply involved in…

Healing

  Dorothy learned she had the power to get home all along. She needed to breathe and affirm there’s no place like home. Over and over again, while clicking those ruby slippers. Breathing is a practice and a skill. When I take the time to breathe, I can hear and feel the singular truth that…

Blinders Off

I have been on pause while almost everyone in my general circle has been up in arms. One of the most difficult aspects of my life right now is admitting that I don’t know nearly as much as I thought. One of the easiest aspects of my life right now is admitting that I do…

Mood: lumière 2

2016 In the beginning The promise of sweetness Bitter long before the end What am I thankful for? I somehow made it through For all the twists and turns All the pain and suffering I somehow made it through What I’ve made it through to I do not know Won’t hope to find a light at…

Unboxing

Having taken great pains to live a life of acceptable practicality, I have come to the realization that to be practical is nothing more than an attempt to be safe. The failures of my life will track me down where ever I choose to hide and my life will be a failure as long as I…

Past Imperfect

To live through the highs and lows of this era requires an emotional dexterity that we have had little time to develop. When we get all that we want, it’s not what we need and when we get all that we need, it’s not enough. Longing for what once was is a common pastime and so we pine…

free…DUMB

Now is the perfect time for me to admit that I have found this election cycle both maddening and exhilarating. Why it has been maddening is obvious. But exhilarating? It has been interesting, from a strictly psychological standpoint, to watch the crazy in America come out in the light of day. It is very important…

Things Left Behind

The hardest thing about cleaning house is resisting the urge to keep that which would be best left behind. How often do I throw something in the bin, then feel the immediate need to retrieve it the moment it leaves my grasp. This holds true with relationships as well. The constant go-no, please stay because…