When a horse runs, it leaps
and touches down by turns.
In just this way, our life is always
moving between joy and sorrow.
Trying to avoid this is its own
sorrow, like a mad bird trying
to escape the sky.
Rather, our call is to help each
other rise and help each
A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, tell the story of how someone helped you rise and land.
This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.
MAY 13–15: Reading and Weekend Retreat, The Deeper Teachers: Pain, Fear, and Grief, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843–720–8528, ( web link) — ONLINE — AS FOLKS ARE STILL CAUTIOUS ABOUT GATHERING, WE ARE MOVING THIS RETREAT TO ONLINE ONLY.
MAY 23–27: Weeklong Retreat, The One Life We’re Given: Saying Yes to Life, The Modern Elder Academy, Baja, Mexico, (web link) — IN PERSON