August 2011

Storm Clouds

August 31, 2011

We packed up our house and drove north to Canada, to take our son to school in Michigan. Storm clouds followed us:

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Preparation

August 27, 2011

Small concerns like how to pack up our front porch furniture are a good distraction from Hurricane Irene, whose arrival might make last summer’s rainstorms seem like raindrops:

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Leaving

August 23, 2011

Every time I take the ferry back and forth to Martha’s Vineyard, I notice something new. Or look at something from a different angle. Homeward bound, a flag catches my attention:  

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Clamming

August 22, 2011

How do we shop for dinner and meditate at the same time? We go clamming.

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Cows

August 21, 2011

Part of the magic of Martha’s Vineyard is the combination of farmland and ocean. I wish I had a tail to swing back and forth while meditating.

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Beach Read

August 18, 2011

A windy day on the beach brings a whole new meaning to the words “Beach Read.” Magazines aren’t obsolete… They’re more fascinating (and meditative) than ever.

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Quansoo

August 16, 2011

It’s wonderful to be back where I recorded my first breathtaking videos – at Quansoo Beach. The dune grass is swaying, the waves are breaking, the sun is shining, and I am meditating.

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Ferry

August 13, 2011

Everything about Martha’s Vineyard, one of my favorite places on earth, moves me. From the moment I step onto the ferry, I am lulled into a meditative state, looking at water in a whole new way. Here is Vineyard Sound through the railings of a ferryboat called Island Home.

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Blue Sky

August 9, 2011

“We can’t make life flatten out so that there are no ups and downs,” my wonderful meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg once said. “The ups aren’t worth clinging to because they will never last, and the downs won’t last either. Equanimity is the peacefulness that comes with this understanding.” My son’s leg is healing. Jimmy had [...]

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One Step at a Time

August 2, 2011

My son broke a bone in his ankle while playing basketball. My husband crashed his bike and suffered a concussion. I’ve been running up and down stairs more than usual, and thinking about how easily one footstep can change the course of our lives. And then, thanks to @tiffanyyoga and @kyriacouyoga I saw this quote [...]

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