shadow casting





“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”

Rainer Maria Rilke


the elephant in the room

no doubt, these are hard times

like I’ve never seen before











going forward









almost spring

longer days

after-dinner walks have resumed












current situation










some  manage to stay afloat

while others watch safely from the shore

in that odd space

that’s not quite winter

but not yet spring










first Sunday in March





It’s in the light sifting through your bedroom window
It’s in the street when the whole world is pitched and slow
It’s in the basement, where you left it
It’s in the ground
It’s in your head


~ Neil Hilborn
“I don’t know what it is, but I do know where to find it”