Beginnings

“The beginning is always today.” Mary Wollstonecraft

Around us, everyone is marking a beginning. We have already begun a new a year and new season and a new chapter. The days and weeks and months (more…)

Endings

“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time.” Mahatma Gandhi

It is a time of endings. Today marks the end of a month, the end of a year and the end of another decade. We take a moment (more…)

Rejoice

“All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.” Marie Curie

It’s time to rejoice with glad tidings and good cheer. Families of various shapes and sizes will gather this evening to celebrate with old and new traditions. The (more…)

Comfort

“There is a strength of character in the people who have, by and large, never experienced comfort.” Sean Penn

We have entered the season of comfort and joy. Over the coming weeks, we will seek comfort in our friends, food, fashion and furnishings. The joy of a (more…)

Less

“The further one goes, the less one knows.” Lao Tzu

It’s the time of year when we are urged to shop. We can shop online. We can place orders by phone. We might even go old school and (more…)

Fail

“Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.” Robert Louis Stevenson

We’re always facing failure. If my relationship hadn’t failed three months after my arrival here in 1992, you would likely not be reading this note. Some of us (more…)

Heal

“What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” William Shakespeare

It’s time to decompress. We had another big weekend that was much different from a lot of big weekends so far this year. Our community is finding its (more…)

Hear

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain

Listen to the sunrise. Listen to a crying child. Listen to the birdsong. Listen to another. Listen to silence. Listen to pain. Listen to love. Listen to the (more…)