Garage Sale: Adventure and Discovery

Garage Sale: Adventure and Discovery

I went garage sale-ing last weekend. A warm (finally!) Saturday morning just relaxing, meeting people who are relaxing. It’s a game we play together. Not a lot of expectation. People let their guard down, discarding whatever workday personas they wear. Within just a few minutes, we can find common ground, share a moment of connection, and gracefully move on. And it’s so sweet to consider the heart of someone, based on what they’ve collected over time, and are now ready to release. I always intend a blessing to each home and family as I leave. This week, I wanted a...

April Showers

As my husband and I grew in different directions over the past few years, I took more solace in the house, refuge in the lake. When I moved out, I agreed to leave my canoe for the boys to use. And he agreed I could have lake visitation. It’s been six months. I thought I would be ready to visit. While my son got his bike ready to bring to my house, I walked down to the lake. No. I am not ready. Not yet. Walking past each of the plants I’d designed into the landscape, gotten planted by hook or by crook, nurtured, relished… my chest tightens. My eyes burn and sting. I...