Category Archives: Perspective Shifts

365, Day 91: We Enter in the Middle

While I was out running errands this afternoon a friend and I were messaging back and forth about the storms popping up in the area. He described the clouds as “beautiful, dark, angry and deep” and my reaction was, “Yes!!” … 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 84: Walking Holiday

I have never been on a walking holiday. I have never donned a pack and sturdy shoes and set off to see the countryside on foot, slow and intimate. Someday, I would like to change that. (© Karen Opp. All … Continue reading

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365, Day 82: Swinging on a Star

Every now and then, God’s playful side comes out and she reminds me that spiritual practice does not necessarily equate with heavy, boring or serious. This was one such day. Painting in a friend’s kitchen, late, pushing my deadline, not … Continue reading

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365, Day 78: Shadows

Shadows of the past lie in unlikely corners. Ephemeral, darkly gossamer, the weave around my soul binding, restricting, slowly cutting into my being as I grow around them like a tree growing around a barbed wire fence. Healing is not … Continue reading

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365, Day 74: New Horizons

It is a time of new horizons for me. I suppose this is always the case, really. New horizons can be exciting and filled with anticipation. They can also be unsettling and slightly (or not so slightly) terrifying. The horizon … Continue reading

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365, Day 73: Landmarks

We have emotional, biographical landmarks. Sometimes the emotional landmarks coincide with physical landmarks in the places we live. There are times when these landmarks need to be revisited and the story rewritten… Take back your story, one landmark at a … Continue reading

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365, Day 72: Impressions

It’s funny what people notice. I went with friends to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens Wednesday to enjoy the final Whitaker Music Festival performance of 2015. It was an evening of friendship, solidarity, new beginnings accompanied by music, dance, and … Continue reading

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365, Day 71: Extraordinary

“In the right time in the right light everything is extraordinary.”  ~ Aaron Rose Moonlight on the Mississippi River near Bellerive Park, St. Louis on a muggy summer night. Definitely not creepy and I find myself not hating the river … Continue reading

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365, Day 70: The Mississippi

I spent some time on the banks of the Mississippi River yesterday evening with some Cajun music and a friend who would be happier if I didn’t think rivers were creepy. I think I’ll work on that a bit. Today’s … Continue reading

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