Category Archives: Container

Labels

“My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am.” – Michael Stipe A first grader spent a week during the summer, with her ‘favorite’ grandmother. The child was … Continue reading

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Structure

“A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words” -Samuel Butler A man was searching for a piece of land where he could build a home for himself and his family. As he went through … Continue reading

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Circles

 “I’ve never had a huge circle of friends. I can’t spread myself that thin and go 100 million miles an hour all the time. I choose to give truly of myself, entirely of myself, to the people I choose … Continue reading

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Rooms

Put yourself in a different room, that’s what the mind is for – Margaret Atwood [Painting by Jan van Kessel]  Imagine for a moment that all your life you have lived in the same room. You feel comfortable, safe and … Continue reading

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The Castle

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. – Edwin Louis Cole [Picture: Bodiam Castle and Bridge East Sussex England] The castle, fortified and surrounded by a water field moat looks secure, serene and private.  The occupants have a … Continue reading

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Doors

When one door closes, go through the window. – Anonymous Once upon a time…and in syndication…there was a popular game show. Contestants were selected based on their energy and outrageous costumes. The MC would select a contestant, who would stand … Continue reading

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Repotting a Root Bound Plant

“Repotting a plant gives it space to grow. Repotting ourselves means taking leave of our everyday environments and walking into unfamiliar territory—of the heart, of the mind and of the spirit.” – Heather Cochran, The Return of Jonah Grey Any … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Wallet?

“A father carries photo memories in his wallet, knowing his money was well spent.” -Tom Baker There was a man, who was given the opportunity to take an ‘all expenses paid’ trip around the world. The man spent weeks eagerly … Continue reading

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