Category Archives: Stream of Life

This Old Longing

The old longing has returned, the one that comes with the weather change from weeks of suffocating heat to cool mornings with overcast skies and gentle breezes.  It is a deep set longing for change.  I awakened with the desire … Continue reading

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Life at the Core

This is the first morning in several days I have not heard rain on the roof, thunder rolling, and lightening crack so nearby and loudly that it makes me jump.  Yesterday we were supposed to meet and have our memorial … Continue reading

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Despite All…

Despite all the madness in the world, it is our blessing to know the beauty that surrounds us, is part of us, with Nature, her plant life and waters, the ever-changing weather, all the animals, the people we encounter and … Continue reading

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Odor and Being Present

For three weeks, I have lived here with the odor of dead rodent rotting in the wall.  It died near my favorite chair in which I ordinarily sit and read.  Outside, the peonies are blooming, large, and with a scent … Continue reading

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IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?

Change must happen, but if not NOW, then, WHEN? My story is not so different from that of other women. It is, however, my story, and therefore, my decision to share it is mine, with the hope to affect change.

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Better to Put on a Happy Face?

Is it best to tell the truth (such as one discerns it to be) or is it better to put on a ‘Happy Face’?  Given the way things seem to be happening all over the place, including our individual lives, … Continue reading

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Time Waits for No One

“Time waits for no one” are words I have seen at least twice in the last couple of hours.  I have not had a lot of time this last week, or the two weeks before.  Almost every minute of my … Continue reading

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On the Other Side

Back, for the first time in weeks, I have come out on the other side of feeling perplexed, discouraged, and disillusioned.  I still live in the woods, but feel I am finally “out-of-the-woods!” A few weeks back, “Anonymous” sent me … Continue reading

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A New Day and Time Will Tell

A new day has arrived and I sit here listening to my son, Chris Plowman, sing his song “Time Will Tell.”  He sings “Do we have what it takes to leave behind the weight of our mistakes? ‘Cause I know … Continue reading

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“Every Which Way”

Two weeks have passed since I posted anything.  Much has happened, everywhere, and here in these backwoods, I have been tromping through the dark tunnels of my mind and walking outside in the light, in short, going “every which way.”  … Continue reading

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