On my quest to understand and appreciate poetry more, I discovered the podcast “Poetry Unbound”. Each episode is dedicated to one poem and reflection on that poem…
This line is from the poem “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” by Brad Aaron Modlin. Continue reading I am is a complete sentence.
I find these beautiful words by Omid Safi very inspiring and heartening. I remind myself that it’s okay – and indeed valuable –, to slow down and to carefully choose my words, that I don’t need to shout louder and more often than all the others, to make my voice heard above the roar of hungry posts and crying tweets! Continue reading Words of Lived Experience
As part of my reflection on the fading year, I have been going through the music that has inspired and accompanied me in 2020. Now I want to share some of the songs that have touched me. Here’s a playlist I coined “12 GentleKeys”… it consists of 12 instrumental songs that I find soothing and… Continue reading 12 GentleKeys
A twitter-bird just redirected my attention to one of my all-time favorite songs: “A Long December” by The Counting Crows.
Adam Duritz’s words and voice convey a mixture of sad brokenness and hopeful persistence that speaks strongly to me, especially after the challenging year of 2020. I want to tell you about the song and it’s lyrics, and I invite you to listen-look at it! Continue reading “A Long December”