Yearly Archives: 2012


août 2012

juillet 2012

On retreat with you

By | 2015-10-02T15:36:28+01:00 juillet 27th, 2012|Textes|

OK, heading off early tomorrow for the weeklong summer retreat in Portugal. We go there and sit together and delve into the pulling back from usual habits of our daily lives. And yet, our daily lives go on, habits or not, new habits or old... And the retreat goes on, too, whether there for a [...]

Boundless talent

By | 2015-10-02T15:36:41+01:00 juillet 16th, 2012|Textes|

The other day, a fellow journalist remarked to me that my "talents" were being "wasted" because I was required to edit a text that consisted of little items about famous "people," the kind of celebrity news that is consumed like popcorn or chocolate or potato chips. I replied that it was indeed possible to see [...]

To sit or not to sit?

By | 2015-10-02T15:36:58+01:00 juillet 8th, 2012|Textes|

Someone told me the other day that she/he had not been sitting lately because he/she was not doing well, because he/she was stressed and had many complications with relationships, work, everyday life. I suppose we can all recognize ourselves in that. And yet the truth is that we have the whole thing backwards. I thought [...]

« It takes as long as it takes »

By | 2015-10-02T15:37:11+01:00 juillet 5th, 2012|Textes|

Today was one of those days: one "thing" after another, the timing such that I had no "down" time, as we say, except during Métro rides from one "place" to another. Awoke early, worked at the paper without stopping until I had to rush off to meet my son at the hospital, wait and wait [...]

L’heure bleue

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:15+01:00 juillet 4th, 2012|Textes|

Stopping in for a visit here. What a marvelous night it is, summer thriving! It's the end of what the French call "l'heure bleue," that curious hour between sunset and the dark spread of night. So luscious! I say I'd like to have it this way all the time, but then of course if I [...]

juin 2012

Summer 2012

By | 2015-10-08T17:33:48+01:00 juin 30th, 2012|La pratique Zen|

Please note the Wild Flower summer schedule: Final weekly meditation Monday July 16 Retreat in Portugal: July 28- Aug. 4 info/registration: Retreat in France: Aug. 25-Sept. 1 info/registration: Meditation starts again Monday Sept. 10 and Friday Sept. 16

Nice to be here (in the « normal » place)

By | 2015-10-02T15:37:41+01:00 juin 24th, 2012|Textes|

Returning home here after all my travels, across the Atlantic and into America... The trip included family time in two cities and wanderings around New York, as well as a lovely Bloomsday workshop at the Village Zendo. I'm the richer for it all in a thousand ways. My world was unfixed during those days, as [...]