Archive for November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.

Tenzin Gyatso, The XIV Dalai Lama

A Valley Like This

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Sometimes you look at an empty valley like this,
and suddenly the air is filled with snow.
That is the way the whole world happened -
there was nothing, and then…

But maybe sometimes you will look out and even
the mountains are gone, the world become nothing
again. What can a person do to help
bring back the world?

We have to watch and then look at each other.
Together we hold it close and carefully
save it, like a bubble that can disappear
if we don’t watch out.

Please think about this as you go on. Breathe on the world.
Hold out your hands to it. When mornings and evenings
roll along watch how they open and close, how they
invite you to the long party your life is.

William Stafford

Halloween

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Chris hosted a Halloween Karaoke Party last night at Sky Gypsy and it was great fun! Lots of hilarity, singing, and incredible costumes filled the balcony.

Dori, dressed as a hobo

Me, as a Black Eyed Pea

Melissa as Tinker Spell

Jen as RIPunzel