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Friday, February 27, 2015

On Facebook: 2-26-15

I have come to appreciate my mother's house cleaning skills. She is thorough and does it all herself. She sews. She makes kettle after kettle of jam. She prepares 3 meals a day. Every day except Sunday. She embodies home arts-- a difficult skill of devotion and act of sheer willpower.

As a comparison,  I once went 10 years without washing the exterior windows of my home. Whereas Mother would put all the storm windows on each fall and wash the windows when she took them off in the spring.

Monday, February 23, 2015

To the boys at Catalyst RTC

These are the questions I am asking myself right now. Which ones do you connect with?
Am I doing it right?
Is there right to be done?
Is there right in the doing?
What right have I done?
Can I accept my own forgiveness?
What is right for me?
Who am I deep in my core?
What gives my life meaning?
What brings me joy?
Who do I connect with?
What do I feed myself with?
What's important to me?
What do I value?
Where do I want to spend my energy? What makes me happy?
What is my passion?
What is my gift?
What is my responsibility?
What are my goals?
What questions do I ask myself?
Which ones do I need to answer again?
What do I need to do next?
Am I on the right path?
[A special note to E, or any of you who go home before I next see you: this method is a way I find the strength to live as my own person out here. Good wishes!]