ON the Road to Calm

June 1, 2020

". . . trust depth and darkness, 

then flower."

- Bonnie Thurston -

Darkness, anger, and deep, huge sorrow are swirling alongside incomprehensible deaths and violence. As a writer and a human being, I am at a loss for words despite feeling pulled to speak. 

Yet I found words to share today, written four years ago in The Book of Calm, when whole paragraphs flowed out to honor  "una herida del alma" — a wound of the soul, what we feel below numbness and anger and disbelief.

 "Sorrow lives here with its silences and wails, the excruciating suddenness or slowness of someone or something disappearing, and it...

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". . . as necessary for

today as breath . . ."

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NANCY G. SHAPIRO

FINDING CALM IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE