“totally carpeing the hell outta these diems..”

2 thoughts on ““totally carpeing the hell outta these diems..””

  1. Thank you for this Beautiful Gayle. PLEASE keep writing. xoxoxo

    On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 10:56 AM Gayle Markow: As I am… wrote:

    > Gayle posted: “John Lewis died a few days ago on Friday, July 17. He was > an inspiration, as a leader, and as a courageousAF freedom fighter. These > days I need inspiration more than ever. Thank god it’s there in so many > courageous voices and actions. This morning I fo” >


  2. Out of five friends who Zoomed together late last week, three reported having been struck by a combination of “activist overwhelm” and deep sadness. As if the enormous losses and our attempts to Pay Attention, to Stop the Violence, to Seize This Time of Possibility had suddenly laid us low–exhausted and tearful at every new reported harm and every telling of someone’s heartfelt story.

    On Sunday morning I’d try “going to church”, one that offered silence and music and movement and a sermon/dharma talk on the great Bodhisattva, Harriet Tubman. It helped. My tears flowed and my body shook. And the story of Harriet, a human who worked and then rested, who took strength from her sangha of family and friends, somehow worked a little magic, brought more balance and ease. It’s every Sunday 10:00am-11:30 PT and then archived in case you want to attend the “late service”.

    This “On Being” podcast was also helpful. . . about grieving in the Time of Covid. A reminder that grieving is normal, not the same as depression which by definition is “pathological”. And that when we suffer loss, we need to grieve in a community of love.

    Love you and your writing and your “being there” when we can, together.



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