Tag: betrayal


Vulnerability


These are frustrating days for many of us. We have short fuses. Life has been disrupted and we are often unable to go where we want to go and do what we want to do.  We are, most of us, frightened though we are not willing to admit it so...

To Delight (verb)


Kai emerges with delight after a swim in Useless bay. The thirteenth-century word “delight” comes from its Latin root, “delectare” which not only refers to pleasure and to that which brings pleasure, but also to arousal, seduction, and allure.  Delight is not just a clown or a Santa Clause…it can...

teardrop


Of the thousands of pots I have thrown on my potter’s wheel, this recent simple tea bowl is one of my favorites.  The opal glaze catches the New Mexican sunlight in ways which stop me in my tracks.   I wanted a deep wall to this bowl and I wanted this...

Heavy with Hope


Kai-the-dog is 12 years old today, New Year’s Day.  He is slowing down, rising off the carpet with a heaviness of years and on aching muscles. The same thing is happening to me.  We are getting old together. Who new!? A parishioner in my curacy in Charlottesville once said of...

sticky touch and a kiss


“Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others ... an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands ... hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that...

anger and fear


A spiritual guide sat with me yesterday and explained something which I had never previously understood.  Indeed, at 53 very little seems like it could surprise me and yet this did.  It was new information as a human and it shocked me that I was unaware of it, the way...