SABBATICAL STATE OF MIND

Infusing more life into life

March 22, 2019

We did not go to see Captain Marvel last night. Nope. By the time, our son got around to doing his piano, we were mad. He had a day off due to parent teacher meetings. He practiced one piece for 7 minutes. And, reported to his Dad, when he got home that he had ”done so...

March 16, 2019

Vulnerability during prayer. It should be a code we all honor

I guess what really hit me is: To me, NZ is so far away. And if this type of senseless crime is happening there, then officially, it is happening everywhere. 

We have a global problem. The second w...

January 10, 2019

I want a Mom.


Our son asked for his phone to go out with his Dad. He was going to sit in the lobby at work while Dad had a meeting, or in the car, or walk around. So “Mom, can I have my phone? For communication purposes?”


Here’s the thing. I forgot I loaned it to him....

December 22, 2018

I had to remember, in the moment that my teen and I were talking, “THIS IS MAGIC.” Not the scolding. Or my forthcoming punishment to reconcile with the universe. Or how bummed I feel because I think of all the echoes of teen voices in the universe who thought but didn’...

December 18, 2018

 

Well, my mother would have been 79 today had she lived.

What a funny sentence.

Had she lived.

She did live.

And we loved her.

We still talk about her amongst ourselves. Things she would’ve done, or said, or thought, or liked, or given or not taken. Like given somebody “on...

December 15, 2018

We took away our son's phone on Dec 2.

It was pending after many heated, prolonged, entitled exchanges.

I know my husband thought it wouldn't happen; but, I don't believe in rocking the boat before an irreversible life event, especially if there isn't do-over. When the o...

November 5, 2018

Ten years ago when we elected the first black president: Did we envision the resistance of the current backlash movement?

I want to remind us that nothing coalesced the force we are dealing with today more strongly than the symbolism of change and hope.

Let’s remembe...

November 4, 2018

All that build up and anticipation for a “defining moment” and then what? Life continues on as it always does. Life continues on whether or not things go our way. Life continues on whether we are defined or undefined by that moment or any other. So then what?

We reali...

September 30, 2018

This is not a time to stand alone. Women are reaching out to me and I want to share some of what I am hearing.

1. Do you think the effort to downplay is fueled by men?

We can downplay and divide without men. We can only fully coordinate within ourselves. This is abou...

September 27, 2018

When we walked out of Black Klanmsman last Sunday, it wasn’t because it was poorly done. 

 

Nothing close. The film was so well done that I had to think as the mother of 13-year-old, “what am I imprinting in the mind of my son?”  And even then, I gave both kids the choic...

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