Category Archives: Liminal Space

365, Day 183: Halfway There

The funny thing about being halfway someplace is that you’re just as far away from finishing as you are from your start point. Do you go back? Can you? Sometimes “halfway there” seems like “twice as far to go”. Anyone … Continue reading

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365, Day 121: Liminal Space

I love sunrises and sunsets. Long walks on the beach, puppies, kittens, well, cats and dogs at least… Where was I? Ah, sunrises and sunsets. There are moments, particularly in sunsets, where the whole world seems hushed as Day and … Continue reading

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365, Day 95: On Edge

This piece has the feel of looking at a slice of agate or of a geode. The guiding energy this morning was the rich green-blues. The trees that appeared in this landscape are not my usual evergreen trees. Someone has … Continue reading

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365, Day 90: Developing a Taste for the Subtle

The image of foggy landscapes has been strong for me today. Perhaps it’s because I slept horribly last night and my brain just feels foggy and disconnected from my body. I love looking at foggy landscapes, love the way the … Continue reading

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365, Day 68: Waterfalls

It occurred to me again this morning that I have not been able to sing since the near drowning in September of 2014. I also found myself possessed by the need to paint a waterfall. Initially there was a bridge … Continue reading

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365, Day 59: Water

I have a love-hate-love relationship with water. Water, in a sense, gives life. It can also take it away. Last fall, I almost drowned on my first canoe outing. The face to face encounter with my own mortality rocked my … Continue reading

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Annus Horribilis

2014 is, to quote Queen Elizabeth II, “not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure…it has turned out to be an Annus Horribilis.”  In September I lost my job, my third such experience in roughly 9 … Continue reading

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Hold Your Center

What is the purpose of meditation? It is to create a space between stimulus and response. It is to enable me to sit amidst the swirling waters of change and upheaval… …and hold my center. (© Karen Opp. All rights … Continue reading

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Perspective

I watched the Robin Williams film “Dead Poets Society” for the first time this week. One of my favorite moments was when Mr. Keating climbed up on his desk to demonstrate the power of perspective to his students. “I stand … Continue reading

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