May day

There truly is no time like the present.   I put up a sign in the bedroom that tells me, "Today."  It's today, and that is all.  Today, my spirit is filled up. Full of awe, humility, and so much gratefulness I can't even begin to express it, for all of you who run out, even while we're all being urged to run in, to stay in. You, millions of you, yes, around the globe, are risking your lives for me, for us.  Can I even take that in, what that is? I try.  I thought about it keenly at the beginning - did this time have a real beginning, anyway  - as my medical doctor daughter prepared for, was dreading, the onslaught of desperately sick patients in her hospital. I was terrified, for her and her partner, facing potentially deadly risk.   Given where she lives and gives medical care, rural bush Alaska, with its tiny planes taking her to deliver babies, I am often scared by the risks that are just part of the job, her job.  But this, this threa

Wondering, what do we do now? Day 24. Life, still good. In spite of... .

How are you doing?    Wondering, what do we do now?  Here I am, in wonder mode. That was then, July. A new kind of wonder has crowded in now.   Both live in me.  Wonder. As in, Awe. Sailing along, in strong seas, yet  safe because we know what we're doing, what to do, what is coming. I feel the breeze as energizing, life-giving,  refreshing! And I feel the water's spray as gift, replenishing. A glorious day! Mix of sun tangling with cloud, stunning waves and textures in the water, color impossible to duplicate except with human eye -- looking again, seeing subtle changes in hue, each more breathtaking than the last. Oh, my! What a day!    "I am not afraid for   I am learning  how  to sail my ship."                                                                                                Louisa May Alcott, Little Women That was then.  This is now.   And here I am.  In wonder. Wondering.  What on earth do we do now?   I wrote this on March 8.  

Head in the Clouds

Leaning into light.    Welcome into this space of hospitality, wondering, pondering, wandering, reflecting on Life As Good. You are invited, and I'm hoping you will be finding here some encouraging thoughts for your own wandering and reflecting. I'm Jan. I live along foothills near Denver Colorado USA. I'll share more about myself as we go along. As for now, I'd like to share not about myself but my self... so...  For beginning, what is going on with this cloud !!    I'm following this stunning cloud circle, up and up an ever-curving road, this late morning,  rounding hills with stony granite tops and speeding, I confess, eager for seeing more and more of this magnificence showing up and showing off, the colors melding, morphing into still more dramatic palates.  My jaw is wide open, and my mind is wondering, wondering, wondering, and my spirit is singing. I gasp a lot, every turn is bringing revelation.  I'm going past a lake, a lovely view in it