I was driving home through the dusk and I got a call from Paul. "If you can," he said, "get home. They're harvesting the soybeans and you can get a picture of the combine with the tree." My whole family is on alert now for this kind of stuff. I didn't even do it on… Continue reading Transitions
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Four years ago today, my mother died. Today is pretty good. Yesterday was pretty bad. Yesterday, I wanted to crawl under my desk, turn off the lights, and shut the door to my office. I didn't. I had a Dairy Queen Blizzard for lunch instead. I got home and waved the babysitter away, and stretched… Continue reading Backward and Forward
This morning. I stopped, even though I didn't quite have time. But man. That dark foreground, and the cloud, and the light breaking through behind it. Anne Lamott said all our prayers, at their core, come down to three words: help, thanks, wow. Wow. Amen.
It is the darkest day of the year. There are literally fewer minutes of sunlight today than any other day all year. And ... it feels dark, too. For so many people, December is hard. They are navigating grief, brand new or a few months old. It is the first Christmas with that particular hole… Continue reading The Long Night