2021 – What I Learned

I started doing these annual blog posts in 2017, as a way to encourage myself to look back and see how much I experienced in the previous year. A way to revel in the adventures and the lessons that a life presents to me, however ‘small’. This year I’ve been procrastinating this process. Somehow sitting…

“Ampersand”

This piece hangs in my sister’s home. She’s not my sister really. She’s my sister-in-law. She’s not my sister-in-law really, since the divorce. She’s something else. And I adore her. Tough and so clever. Resilient and powerful. Complicated and strong and determined in a way I admire. I’ve never had a sister really … not…

“Stride” – the taking of steps

We are all so still right now. Wandering my home, pacing the small comfortable beautiful stable space I feel the boundaries of my physical existence fully. I long for air that does not smell like home, for experiences and adventures that await in the hills of Kentucky or the deserts of Arizona or even the…

2020 – What I learned…

I started 2020 with a journaling class… at the start of the class the instructor asked us to introduce ourselves and say one thing we wanted to do or be this year. My response tickled the shit out of me: From my recording in my journal: “I’m Heather, I weigh 150 lbs and I’m happy…

the Enormity

In late September the US reached a milestone in Covid deaths … 200 thousand. That’s a HUGE number. Enormous really. At that time I started seeing and reading articles about how limited our comprehension is when it comes to numbers that size. They become vague and meaningless in many ways, our human minds are simply…

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