Broken Vessel #5 Peace

Peace… Peace is a calm feeling in the gut. Olive leaves seem to swirl around when content. But when our sense of peace is shattered it can take a long time to bring together so many shards and rise back out of despair.  When my kids were younger, right before...

Broken Vessel #4 / Love

Love.  It makes ya crazy.  My oldest daughter is now married and living happily in the Caribbean. She moved half a world away for love, and I am happy for her. So in the beginning of 2020 I knew I wanted her to represent love.  And how we have to heal from it. I get...

Broken Vessel #3 Security

Trauma. The first thing it does is to take away our sense of security. And the future will never be the same. What brought safety before is now not enough to save us from our fears. So, like an old, comfortable, fuzzy blanket, security wraps us in comfort. Until it is...

Broken Vessel #2 Physicality

Physicality The opposite of spirituality is the physical body.  And no matter how fit, how young, or how invincible you think you are, your body can break, become ill or decline. This model is a good friend who is a ballet dancer.  A few years ago he fell and broke...

Kintsugi

This is the blog that has taken me 2 and a half years to write. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest of souls, the most massive of characters are seamed with scars” – E.H Chapin 1814-1880. Kintsugi. If you are not familiar with this word, I...

Seaglass

Like a bad penny or a piece of seaglass that finally washes up on shore… I’m back. I love seaglass. I always have. The fact that a piece of a sharp, shiny, broken bottle that is considered a piece of garbage can get tossed around by the ocean and wind up a...