“What are we going to do for the next few weeks at home, in isolation?”
CF has a new wonder drug out now and so many of us are jumping on board. But how do we hold hope and make sure to stay grounded?
Writing without stopping. As fast as I can. I don’t know quite what it will be, I never do.
Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. -Quaker saying I’ve been toldContinue reading “Listening”
Now that I am officially on the double lung and liver transplant lists, (as April 13th), I realize I have to put the final touches on making sure I’m ready for The Call. After months of preparation, list making and attempting to put together a cohesive filing system, I am left with a nagging suspicionContinue reading “Ready”
Hope is a tricky bastard It feeds on dreams Beware of it Keeping the wrong parts of you alive Lookout for becoming smaller weaker malnourished
Today is my birthday and as I sit here doing a breathing treatment I wanted to tell you about the last few days. I started last week with a lot of anxiety and a little premature frustration. I didn’t know what I wanted to do for my birthday. After days with no real headway intoContinue reading “36”
I was so worried the weather would be poor, that the rain would pound and I wouldn’t be able to stay dry. I found myself rubbing my right wrist with my left hand and looking into a distance that the wall in front of me could not reveal.
This is an essay I wrote back in 2015. I wanted to share it here. The Invitation My antique dining table beckons, “Come, sit here.” I hesitate, unsure of the gesture. The gold trim on its otherwise rustic frame always catches my eye, but I tend to pretend I don’t notice and keep shuffling by.Continue reading “Invitation”
PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA is a theologian and writer from Northern Ireland. I first came across his work on the podcast On Being. He has a community in Belfast that helped bring peace to the region. For me, his thoughts on welcoming the stranger are revolutionary because he points the light back on oneself. I amContinue reading “Pádraig Ó Tuama”