Hope in the Time of Sheltering-in-Place

  As spring hangs on the tips of every branch, verdant green stalks shooting through mud,  tight buds on the brink of bursting open, And the skies aswirl with storms of a passing season,  There is a dense and unrelenting darkness     Like the deep sleep of winter —  Crowding, pressing, pushing Us to stillness,…

A Meditation for Sheltering-in-Place

COVID-19 has swept into our lives in devastating ways.  Across the country, it single-handedly has brought so much of life as we know it to a stand-still.  If you live in the SF Bay Area, you’re now under a “shelter-in-place” directive.  Everything closed.  Everyone home.  We’re all washing our hands and hording toilet paper.  Stress…