Flower Moon Peace Walks

I recently, finally, thankfully started walking again, after a winter of inertia. I swear, I could have sat all night, I could have sat all night, and never left the chair… Oh, right, I did. all winter! And the book? Went in a circle.

I was gearing up to boot my butt out the door when my friend asked me if i wanted to walk. I sniveled, I bargained, but at least 5 days a week, there i am at 7 am out in the neighborhood.

What’s great (exercise aside) is that SJ is a student of the Earth. So I feel as if I’ve got a tourguide to my town. I’m likely to see houses, skies rivers, she sees the Earth in so many ways.

It’s such an interesting and alternative view as we walk along and look and talk. There we were last week standing under a group of trees outside Deb the photographer’s house that were filled with Cedar Wax Wings. A whole charm of them.

And then looking at a little bog filled with something or other that someone was going to be so glad to hear about because she’d been wanting it in her garden and nature wasn’t going to begrudge her a few plants.

And then hearing about the knot weed, the good, the bad and the ugly.

There’s a lot of bounty out there in the Flower Moon. Including the pollen —which make the lovely maple trees. There are a lot of ways to make Peace with this Earth. I hope I keep the walking up. There’s so much to see and learn and do! Peace! You’re so fascinating!



Learning for Peace, llvl

Here at the National Sex Ed Conference. Although I am not a sex educator, sex education is certainly part of ministry… and the ability to talk about what’s good and what’s healthy and what is not is helpful. It’s also wildly important to be able to listen and to respond to people’s truths.

I’m filled with admiration for the people who are doing this work. Bless, bless, bless them for doing what is so often challenged, refused, excoriated. Bless them for supporting the people struggling to understand their lives and to heal from trauma. Sex is so central to who we are. sex and sexual and gender identity. So many strides are being made! Hurrah.

And I’m filled with delight because I’m here with colleagues. And not just any colleagues. One of the people is a father in the field. And he knows everyone. And he’s proud to introduce us. And we’ve met some MARVELOUS people. And Sara, my dear friend and colleague. I’m so proud of her and so grateful. She’s grabbing this and painting the most beautiful canvas of possibilities. Working with friends. gotta love it!

There’s a lot of Peace here. Some of it in the guise of uncomfortable truth. But darnit. No Hot tub… But there was swimming Peace, and you know how I am about that! At dawn as the sun begin to rise on the city. (THE City.)