Category Archives: Grace

365, Day 176: The Way Things Are

The way things are NOT: Trees are NOT black. And black trees do NOT grow on blue hills.

I love proving myself wrong. Continue reading

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365, Day 170: Vortex

How do you ride the thermals of the storm and not get just get completely smashed in the vortex? There aren’t enough hours in the day… (© Karen Opp. All right reserved.)

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365, Day 130: Anniversaries & the Grand Scheme of Things

On this day one year ago, I almost drowned on a canoe trip with someone I should never have been on a canoe trip with. I am having a terrible time this morning with flashbacks. It feels as if I … Continue reading

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365, Day 129: Doubt

Doubt is part of the creative process. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 127: A Question With No Wrong Answers

Place. Space. Different? Why? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 126: Test of Fire

We’re not there yet but I love the fall season and the glorious colors that are revealed as fall deepens and the foliage changes color. Sometimes it seems like the trees are on fire. Fire tests. Out of fire the … Continue reading

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365, Day 124: The Shadow Knows

Fall has paid us a visit here in St. Louis in the past couple of days. The sky is that gorgeous, clear, unhazy blue of autumn. The light is different and the days are really getting shorter. As I drive … Continue reading

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365, Day 120: Happiness & Imperfection

A big part of my life right now is learning where to focus my resources and learning to live with imperfection. And, ironically, learning to be happy. In this moment. I wonder, as I write this, if being happy in … Continue reading

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365, Day 117: Torn

Most of the time I feel torn between commitments, between things I think I should be doing and things I might want to do. Or, more often, torn between the plurality of things I think I should be doing. There … Continue reading

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365, Day 116: Departures

I sat with a friend the other night and went through all of the original paintings from my 365 practice. A number of things stand out for me but one in particular is the fact that the 1″ circle no … Continue reading

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