Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maybe you need to read this too.

I get a daily email from the Henri Nouwen society thing.  I don't always get around to reading them.  Today's however was something that brought perspective.

All human beings are alone. No other person will completely feel like we do, think like we do, act like we do. Each of us is unique, and our aloneness is the other side of our uniqueness. The question is whether we let our aloneness become loneliness or whether we allow it to lead us into solitude. Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community.
Letting our aloneness grow into solitude and not into loneliness is a lifelong struggle. It requires conscious choices about whom to be with, what to study, how to pray, and when to ask for counsel. But wise choices will help us to find the solitude where our hearts can grow in love.

Here's the photo that this prompted me to remember.

Snowy woods.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Not sure what to tell you all about but I thought I would let you know that I am trying to post photos regularly to Flickr.

Here is what is there now:

Sunday, January 02, 2011

on resolutions

nose in book
This thing about resolutions and goals and stuff is interesting to me.

I think we just want to get better at life.  And we are, slowly, and I think the desire for goals, or words, or resolutions or whatever is in part our impatience at how slowly we are changing.  There are parts we'd like to change much more quickly.  

As for me?
I hope to continue growing, learning and figuring stuff out.
No benchmarks or anything - I just hope to try these things:
One thing is I want to read more.  Especially the book (or another version) pictured above.  
I want to write more.
I want to post more pictures to the world to see via the interwebs.

Or not.  We'll see.