Category Archives: From My Chair

From my chair: Drinking in the sunshine

Today is another unexpected gift of radiant sunshine. Why is it that we have an alcoholic drink called “moonshine“? But we have no drink called sunshine.  For those of us in the Northwest who are often sunshine starved, we need … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment

From my chair: My Storyteller Knows Me

As I read the “The Sycamore” by Wendell Berry, I am reminded of a trip my wife and I made to Coorg, India.  Each night we were entertained by the family’s cook.  His stories graciously synthesized the family wisdom of … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment

From my chair: Morning sun breaks

The joy of a rainy fall morning light transition is to watch the blacks turn to grays turn to sun light shows. I finished John O’Donohue’s Beauty: The Invisible Embrace yesterday.  I didn’t realize that he was good friends with … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | 1 Comment

From my chair: Discovering time is presence

John O’Donohue reminds us that beauty is always around us.  This surrounding is the lesson I take away from his book Beauty: The Invisible Embrace.   The book finishes with: A Beauty Blessing “As stillness in stone to silence is wed … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment

From my chair: Rainy rhythms

The fall/winter rain rhythm returned last night.  The to/fro rhythm of the Port of Seattle ships continues in front of me. Today, the last of the cruise ships of the summer season returns. Reading John O’Donohue’s Beauty: The Invisible Embrace … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment

From my chair: Seattle’s Mourning Veil

“Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing, for the known way is an impasse.” Heraclitus The clouds this morning are almost smoke like creating a thin veil over the buildings of Seattle. I think nature is bemoaning the passing of … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment

From my chair: Quality of Looking

“The quality of our looking determines what we can see.” – John O’Donohue This view greeted me thirty minutes into my morning “looking”: I am constantly surprised by joy when I remember to sit in my easy chair and look … Continue reading

Posted in From My Chair | Leave a comment