Dancing the Hokey Pokey

Poking around Routt County, Colorado (shown above) last week, my husband and I ran across this chalked message on the sidewalk of the beautiful public trail along the Yampa River: It reads, “What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?” When I read it, I laughed aloud. And maybe that is an important […]

Observing the Wind

A recently widowed friend says that without her husband of almost fifty years, even little things have changed. A few weeks after her husband’s death, strong storm winds rattled the roof during the night, and she felt helpless and a bit frightened in the darkness.  But she has found that allowing herself to feel her feelings […]

A Fellow Bird

A little girl, perhaps eighteen months old, accompanied her mom into the bank lobby where I was waiting a few days ago. The young woman seated across from me spoke to her, “Hi. What’s your name?” The little girl didn’t answer verbally; instead she trotted the ten or so feet over to the young woman […]