Yield (Sketchbook Journal)

Yield (Sketchbook Journal)

“What power had I / Before I learned to yield? / Shatter me, great wind: / I shall possess the field.” I have been mulling over these lines (“Milkweed”) from Richard Wilbur’s  in “Two Voices in a Meadow.” So often I have had to yield, and feel shattered, before  growth. I have to yield anger […]

the Unicorn Yoke (Sketchbook Journal)

the Unicorn Yoke (Sketchbook Journal)

There are days when freedom to choose what to do is a great burden. This week I am feeling the combination of anticlimax (after my sister’s wedding), spring fever, and Santa Ana winds (i.e. heat and headaches). It’s exactly the kind of week when I drift listlessly from one unproductive, compulsive activity to another–looking at […]