My spirituality - and how I live it out - is a core part of my life. I smile and say hello on the subway. A small way I remind myself that we are kin, worthy of respect, and for that moment we travel together. I say "thank you" a lot - for a juicy ripe peach, for a newly opened bud, for the waking breath. Miracles are everywhere - the most complex thought is at its most basic an interchange in electrons. Prayer: "Oh Love that fires the sun, keep me burning," to quote Bruce Cockburn.
I've been a Quaker for many years, but really I'm a mutt - my mother is Catholic, by dad Jewish. Interfaith work? I've done it since I was a tot. Today both traditions are important to me.
I am trustworthy, sincere, and compassionate
I'm an social justice activist to the core - I so love the world and so wonder at the miraculous awesomeness of it that the broken places pain me. My nursing work has brought me two passions - women's health and globalization & immigration.
I love cooking whatever is local and in season, and experimenting with new foods, seasonings, and combinations.
Another new thing I've been taking up is photography - I got a digital camera for a graduation present. A photo is a way of giving focused attention to a moment in time and space, of being present to it, of saying "thank you."
I enjoy hiking and cross-country skiing, and I am a bicycle commuter. Also dance: contra dance, English country dance, salsa. Being present in my body is newer to me - to the miracle of being able to duck under a tree branch on skis without stopping or falling over (and being able to laugh when I do fall!)
Some favorite musicians (in no particular order): Kallet, Epstein, & Cicone, Dean Stevens, Bruck Cockburn, Peter Gabriel
Food: Anything local and in season! I joke that if I were to run out of garlic, I would starve, because I'd be unable to cook! Hot peppers are good (in moderation) - even in chocolate!