The memory of smoke

The memory of smoke

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stop the sun, we'll get off here.

Today we had our holiday, on the solstice. Decorated tree, crosswords done, food savored, family enjoined, winter market shopped. Contented cats and at peace with each other - neither rare, but always welcome.

Call it Yule, Christmas, certainly Solstice.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Letting go of all the harm.

Compassion isn't a luxury, isn't nice, a decoration, an extra, but essential. Compassion is the way through the hurt, understanding kindness for everyone involved in the pain. That breaks the cycle, that heals the wounds.

It does not absolve responsibility, does not hide truth, it says, enough, be at peace.