Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, November 29, 2014

another invitation to read along...this time for a year

What is the recipe for sane living these days?
How can we be informed citizens of the world without being overwhelmed by the challenges both near and far?
How can we best work with our own resources when there is such need before our open hearts?
How can we rise to the callings we may hear while maintaining appropriate boundaries and self care?
How can we explore our curiosity about the creativity of others without losing our own voice?
How can we seek to be in the present moment when there is so much to distract us?

Oh, this season that is upon us...when well meaning holiday greetings may pull us in too many directions...

This episode of On Being with Krista Tippet, an interview with Carrie Newcomer, offers some comfort and inspiration. We saw her in concert a few years ago in Northampton MA and were enchanted. 

Inspired by that conversation I have begun reading from A Year With Rilke, Daily readings from the best of Rainer Maria Rilke, translated and edited by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows.

How about it friends? Last winter some of us read Ted Kooser's Winter Morning Walks together. Is anyone up for joining me this year for the daily companionship of Rilke? Sometimes starting or ending the day with beautiful, thoughtful words can be just the right way to navigate our world.

Who's in?


  1. I'm in. ordering book this week. xo tqoe

  2. Oh this sounds like a delightful idea! I'll join in, too. These questions you've voiced above have been playing in my own head. I would love to find some answers.