In Between

Jeffrey painted this during the time I was saying goodbye to my mother who was dying from dementia. It was a long goodbye. And in the painting I’m looking at the empty chair. I also see the small dancing figures on the left. The dance of life continues even in the face of how this life is—that we're here and then we're not here, and the people who we love are here and then they're not here.


Hanna du Plessis

There is a difference between reaction and wise action. Reaction is the knee-jerk thing we default into, often out of habit, sometimes out of fear or our inability to sit with the discomfort. Right action comes from being reunited with ourselves and the world. It comes from taking time to slow down, to engage in the process of our own disintegration and transformation. Right action results as we integrate the wisdom of these blows into our selves.


Boppa's Bald Stories

"Boppa," asked EmmyJean yet again, "Tell us again how you got bald." And Boppa explained it again, differently and even more crazy than last time, and swore it was all true.


A bear in a raincoat with an umbrella, staring

Now: A Season of Grief and Gratitude

Featured season

Season of grief and gratitude

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A human figure is partly visible in an abstract flurry of leaves

Seeking partners and collaborators

Let's play

Seeking partners and collaborators

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A group of students with playing cards on their foreheads

How we got here: 12 years of foundations

Let's play

How we got here: twelve years of foundations

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