Being Big, Being Small

I don’t know at what point in recent U.S. history children routinely started feeling wiser than their parents. This attitude felt so normal to me in my young adulthood, I never questioned it. Mothering my feisty teen-age daughter eventually made me wonder if something was wrong. Surely the “Question Authority” button I’d once sported wasn’t […]

Another Vantage Point

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. –Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks Such a tantalizing invitation. I have wandered into Rumi’s sun-dappled field often enough now that its fragrance stays with me. But as someone who has been soul-crushingly preoccupied with “getting it right” all my life, […]