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Category: Life

Almost 60 ...

As I enjoy my final months of being 59, I resonate with this writing: "The human soul is like a fine wine that needs to ferment in various barrels as it ages and mellows. The wisdom for this is written everywhere, in nature, in scripture, in spiritual traditions, and in what is best in human […]

Summer ...

A good, long novel ... Swimming laps ... Freckles popping up on my nose ... Drinks on the porch ... Lazy, slow, weekend afternoons ... The smell of freshly mowed grass ... Lighting bugs ... (first spotting last night!) Lush, sweet-smelling flowers ... Working up a (good) sweat ... Sun on my face ... The […]


"... and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine." (Mary Oliver, "When I Am Among the Trees") Photo by Darren Bockman on Unsplash

Set the world on fire ...

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” (St. Catherine of Sienna)

Sadness and joy kiss each other ...

I hope you will let these wise words of Henri Nouwen wash over you today: Our life is a short time in expectation, a time in which sadness and joy kiss each other at every moment. There is a quality of sadness that pervades all the moments of our lives. It seems there is no […]

Custodian ...

I love the newsletter The Marginalian by Maria Popova. It's brilliant and so well curated it is almost as if you read an entire life-altering book (or two!) when you immerse yourself in her musings. She wrote this recently and I cannot stop thinking about it: "You are the only custodian of your own integrity […]

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Welcome to Alice at Dawn. My short posts are meant to be regular reminders to keep walking, to keep living, to continue to listen to the voice deep within your spirit that whispers ... this is the way. Walk in it.

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