community, as i see it

#Reverb11 A community I love.  Tell us about one that moves you. The community I love is wherever I linger the longest.  It is where I can laugh freely and my eyes are light.  I am able to walk without worry and hold my children close because I love them,…

dust

#Reverb11 Teaching moment.  Sometimes we find teachers in the most unexpected places.  Who surprised you as a teacher this year, and what did you learn? My teachers this year were silent and I met them in a classroom of dust.  Their lessons were made of tears and heartbreak, yet the…

The Fear of Retreat

#Reverb11 What scared you this year more than anything else?  Did you learn anything new about yourself? When I was a small girl sitting in the backseat of my mother’s Toyota Corolla (avocado green, that is) that smelled distinctly of plastic-y vinyl is vintage 70s, I remember feeling terrified on…

A Dozen For Me

#Reverb11 What are 12 things your life doesn’t need in 2012?  How will you go about eliminating them?  How will getting rid of these 12 things change your life? Oh I have so much hope for 2012!  It dawns so brightly on the horizon that it promises to bring about…

more or less

#Reverb11 What do you wish you had done more of in 2011? There is always this type of reflection as a year begins to die.  The should have beens or the I wishes.  We begin to feel a certain nostalgia for lost chances and opportunities when we attach a sense…

Celebration in Disappointments

#Reverb11 Disappointment.  What was the one disappointment that has turned out to be a blessing in the last 12 months?  How will this affect how you deal with disappointments in the future? We call him Poppy and he had been eagerly anticipating the birth of our child, his second grandchild….