Meeting Shadows by Plynn Gutman I hear a melody in the wind. Who reclines, eyes closed, Lost in its slow rhythm? I want to see the easy curve in the road, listen for gardenias blooming at dusk. Under a rock lives a city of creatures unknown to me.[...]
The Purple Tree by Plynn Gutman We walk together miles apart, spring fresh in the April air, feet keeping time despite our silence, his conflict, the change from boy to man holding me at bay. Then, in unison, we stop, breathe as one in the splendor of an enormous tree,[...]
Chicken Little vs. The Gerbera Daisy by Plynn Gutman Everywhere the sky is falling into little shards, unfulfilled dreams drowning in muddy puddles of greed or mismanagement But see the strength in the hollow stem of a Gerbera daisy, burnt sienna petals open wide to morning sun; We need such[...]
Lucius by Plynn Gutman in honor of Lucius He sleeps on his back, spread eagle. I put my face in the warmth of his stomach, white musty fur, familiar kitty smell. His purr vibrates my lips, my cheeks. Not a paw or muscle moves – utter trust in me nuzzling[...]
The advent of Thanksgiving is upon us here in the United States, and it got me thinking about the meaning of this time of year. I might be wrong about this but my observation has been that unless one is in elementary school and having a timely history lesson, the[...]
These days it seems that each week becomes more devastating, more desolate, more complicated than the previous one. What do we do? Pray for others; volunteer time; send money; write to those in power; protest; scream into a pillow? It’s hard to know where to place oneself in all of[...]
We, as sentient beings, desire and have the right to happiness and peace – this is the touch point of the Dalai Lama’s talk, which I had the privilege of hearing at the University of Hawaii over 5 years ago. I came across the reflection I wrote about that amazing[...]
Plynn shares her own experience of loss and how journaling helped bring resolution and a sense of peace.
Plynn discusses the importance of knowing and using your life’s touch point.
Plynn shares a journal “rant” and a new awareness about “doing.”