The Chinese have zodiac animals (rooster). Native Americans have spirit animals (snake). Even Harry Potter has a patronus (no idea). Humans seem to like identifying their character traits with animals. What animal would you be? I’ve always shared the same answer: a cat. I can sit quietly with my own thoughts forever. Sleeping is my … Continue reading What Animal Are You?
[Since I don’t post when I’m away from home, this week I’m going to post some of the content I wrote while on vacation…] “Do you think this makes one too many visits?”, my mom asks as we’ve ‘lost’ the teenagers again in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. “No,” I reply, “never too many visits. The … Continue reading Greatness
I am a beach girl, all about toes-in-sand over body-in-water (although I have heard stories of little me evading my parents' grasp and running headlong into the waves, fully dressed and shrieking with delight). With proximity to the shore, I breathe differently: deeper, more fully, relaxed. Robinson Jeffers wrote, "The tides are in our veins," and I … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Beach Therapy
One of my favorite weeks of the year is coming right up: our annual trip to the Cation House. I originally wrote this post for my friend Cara Meredith's blog during her 2015 guest post series on rituals (please go check out her blog - great stuff happening over there!). I can't wait for another week of beach-y rest, … Continue reading Ritual: Cation House
Writ large on the walls of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pablo Neruda’s words strike a chord in my soul: “I spin on the circle of wave upon wave of the sea.” My life has felt like constant spinning, waves of joy and laughter, wash of chaos and drama, waves of peaceful beauty. My parents’ lives … Continue reading Rituals: Cation House