Can Christmas Day be perfect when you’re quarantined sick in bed?

 

Photo on 12-19-2015 at 1.08 PM
The view from my bedroom at the Ashram.

Two years ago at Yasodhara Ashram in the Kootenay Mountains of Western Canada I had the perfect Christmas. A walk alone on the beach followed by a beautiful brunch with my good friends, a gift exchange, helping cook Christmas dinner and then after dinner time alone reading books. It was the perfect balance of time alone, time in nature and time with people I loved.

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I’m writing a book!

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Ahhh! It’s so terrifying to post this on the internet.  But it is the truth.

I am writing a book!

This all came about because, as many of you know, for two years I wrote a 108 poems in the fall to raise money for the Young Adult Program at Yasodhara Ashram, which means I have over 200 poems written on all different kinds of topics.

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Shame

I wake up tired
heavy
closed
tight

I don’t wanna get up
I don’t wanna leave my bed
I don’t wanna leave my house

and you
can’t
make
me.

tired
heavy
foggy
I want to wake up.

To learn more about my 108 Poetry Challenge or to donate click here.