spider.

I sit. The space is good. The silence is loud at first, but slowly the noise inside me quiets and I’m in solitude. The quiet. It rings in my ears, slowly gaining momentum. Rushing at me, everything grows calm. In these moments silence plants it seeds. Seeds that grow into peace when I’m in the…

tree.

Long and slender Drawing my eyes up from the ground Wavering slowly The wind caresses her Invisible – the wind Moving in wafts around Towering base Seen in the rapid trilling Branches shimmering Fingers shaking off water Green, yellow, gold Bold colors Reflect the sun towards me Silent and majestic She stands strong Beautiful, enrapturing…

cricket.

A lone cricket hollers at the sun. I ignore him, and the chorus of others. Sitting and thinking – I watch the movies of my mind. Lost in the story, the drama that I control – playing it all out on the big screen of my thoughts. Slowly I back away. I become an observer…

look.

How often do you stop and look. I mean stop and really look. A few weeks ago I was in one of my favorite places, the Mission San Juan Capistrano. I was sitting on one of my favorite benches. As I was praying, journaling and resting in solitude I looked at the brick wall behind…

win or lose.

This is a big week for soccer. The Champions League semi-finals are going on and I’m hoping on one of my favorites (Real Madrid) for the championship. While I love soccer, one of my favorite pastimes is watching my son play the game. At seven years old, he is no World Cup superstar. Yet, I…

God Love.

Love is in the air – or so we are told. What love? Whose love exactly? The love of candy and flowers? Exceedingly verbose romantic encounters? How we love to distort and change, words to our own liking and meaning. Love is God. God is Love. God transforms. Love transforms. Love is not an it…

One.

Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog. I set out on this journey of having a blog with the hope of discovering my voice as a writer. My first post on October 22, 2010 shared my vision for A Second Taste and the power found in savoring the beauty of the moment. I’ve…