The upside of pain

I never thought I’d think, say or infer something so trite-sounding and cruel as “the upside of pain.” But this morning while downward-dogging in yoga and then again in a crazy-tough bind, I thought of the upside of a recent season of bewilderment and anomie. Favorite memories moseyed into my thoughts as I stretched this … More The upside of pain

Pebble or Seed

You can ignore the pebble in your shoe for only so long. While hiking in Colorado, a tiny┬ápebble made its way into my shoe. It was Day 1 of a too-brief weekend retreat; I was intent on exploring when I first noticed and ignored it. Up the paths, over the stream where the prayer flags … More Pebble or Seed