Day 197(J+C): Landing Haiku
Our bodies are sore Interminable plane flight A happy landing
Day 196(C): We're Off to Explore
It’s time for us to explore. So we’re headed out the door To look where we were before And see if there might be more There Than we saw in days of yore.
Day 196(J): Fun Haiku
Our packing is done. We’re off to Massachusetts Ready to have fun.
Day 195(C+J): Collaborative Coffee Cake Haiku
Family coffee cake Many hands worked together To make this sweet treat. S and J helped Jung (while Charles took care of the dishes) to bake a scrumptious gluten-free sour cream coffee cake with cinnamon sugar filling. It was the perfect end of a long day and a beautiful expression of what Soul Play Family is about!
Day 194(C): Beautiful Day Haiku
Music, play and a Long walk and talk with my girl. A beautiful day. Today the weather was gorgeous! Warm sun with cool shade seems to be the trademark summer day of the Seattle area and we got a sneak peek of such a day today. S and J had today off from school and all four of us had a lot we wanted to get done before bedtime, and we did it all! The key was the morning breakfast planning meeting...
Day 194(J): Remembering to Practice Magic
It is so easy to forget the magic and miracles that persist in life. Lately I have had an uneasy feeling on and off — like I am in a rut; a kind of routine that does not invigorate me. So, I wondered whether it was time for me to switch gears, and get into a more active mode. Then I naturally thought that what I needed was clearer direction, focused action, and a timely decision....
Day 193(C): Upstream-Downstream Haiku
When is one stubborn And when is one tenacious? It’s all perspective. Today I started S on a new piano piece and I was surprised to discover that she liked it very much. I’m never sure when a piece of music is going to catch one of my daughters’ fancy and it’s always fun when it does. In this case, it made the lesson a lot easier. S’s engagement with the music...
Day 193(J): Good-Bye Old (Coffee) & Hello New...
I remember how frequently I drank coffee when I was working as a law firm associate in Boston soon after graduating from law school. I needed caffeine to stay afloat. Par-for-the-course long hours to meet monthly billable requirements, tedious tasks that I would readily trade for watching paint dry, and being under constant pressure to meet clients’ needs in time (e.g., “It should have been...
Day 192(C): I Press On
In her post today, Jung talked about the work of spoken word poet, Sarah Kay, and Jung referenced Sarah Kay’s performance at TED entitled, “If I should have a daughter….” This performance and talk is extremely rich, and I plan to re-watch it because I know I will get more out of it each time, but on my first watching, two things in particular struck me. First, I was struck by the way...