Shifting Perspective

Last weekend, I took the opportunity to do two of my favorite things—ride my horse and hike. As part of my Camino training regimen, on Sunday I walked the trail that I had ridden my horse on the day before. It made me think about shifting perspective.

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Listening to the wise ones

A couple of days before the Roe v. Wade announcement, I was driving up the dirt road to my house in broad daylight when an owl being chased by birds swooped past my windshield carrying some bloody, furry prey.

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Following the magic of the heart

Today is Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year because the sun is at its furthest point away from the equator. Although we in the US recognize this as the first official day of summer, in ancient cultures, it was marked as the highest point of summer, or midsummer.

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Finding center

A few weeks ago, there was a robin moving from window to window of my house crashing itself into the glass. Google tells me he was fighting his own reflection, thinking it was another bird encroaching on his territory. This bird was essentially doing battle with himself.

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Legacy of love

Survivors, descendants and others on an annual pilgrimage last Saturday to the Amache National Historic Site near Granada, CO, were in for a big surprise. They were greeted by a pink rosebud on a bush that had not bloomed in 80 years!

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Trying not to be nice

I don’t know whether high school yearbooks are around anymore, but when I was in school, the annual Spring ritual of signing yearbooks was a pretty big deal.

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Tending to the tender places

Many of you already know because I’ve been talking about it incessantly, that my horse, Rio, had surgery last week. I’m so grateful to all of you who held him in healing light!

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The relief of blooming

The Pasque flower is blooming in the Colorado foothills. A couple of weeks ago, I passed a neighbor on the trail, and we remarked to each other that we hadn’t seen any evidence of the wildflower yet. And just like that, their lavender faces have appeared.

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What if the sky is not falling?

Do you remember the story of Chicken Little? She’s the bird who thought the sky was falling when an acorn dropped on her head. She panics and convinces her friends they’re all doomed and that they must go and tell the king.

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