Winter Waters

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. – Psalm 23, psalm of David Before you could be the swimmer cannonballing free and naked into the peaceful waters of a pool without agitating the surface much at … Read more

What can it hurt?

Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to His voice in the depths of our hearts. – Mother Theresa The bodybuilding exercises your friend Camille incorporates into your powerwalks along the St. Charles River include simple movements like sit-ups and squats. You wouldn’t mind skipping the jumping jacks; … Read more

Real work

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. – Elias Canetti In the dream, the red backpack hangs on a hook in the closet of the childhood bedroom you shared with two of your sisters. You pull it down, put it on the bed, open it. Inside are clothes you once owned … Read more