Places of Refuge

Everyone needs places of refuge. Here are some of my places:

  • The rest, the spacious comfort, quieter mind found in meditation
  • Walking outside, particularly on a wooded trail


  • Just sitting in my pjs in my chair


  • Being fully captive in a book has been a refuge of mine since the day I first could read
  • The lake cabin my Grandpa Roy built
Photo by Cousin Leif
Photo by Cousin Leif
Photo by Scott (brother)
Photo by Scott (brother)
  • Resting in my Chee-E-O’s loving arms


  • Listening to my music in the dark or by the light of one candle


  • Yin Yoga (practicing and guiding others)
  • Green Jasmine tea at 5:30 am, before the rest of the house awakens
  • Ithaca, NY


  • Just browsing used books stores, antique stores, and thrift stores
  • Finding “the flow” while doing my art
  • Being with my kids


  • And, of course, that humbling place down on my knees. When life brings me to my knees, it is  exactly where I need to be and there I find the ultimate refuge.



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