Archive for June, 2011

What Will You Do?

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and [...]

Poetry for Life

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 27, 2011 | No Comments

Poetry is a mysterious messenger. There is something about poetry that draws me in, and also intimidates me. Most of the time I really enjoy it, but sometimes when I read a poem, I just “don’t get it.” I start questioning myself, wondering what poetry gene I must be missing since apparently everybody else understands [...]


Posted by Sooz on Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you an open book or do you keep it all inside? Do you share your heart with little regard for the consequences, or do you measure out and cautiously proceed through life, hoping that no one pulls the covers off, exposing what you have put on reserve? Do you want to be seen, or [...]

How To Be Alone

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

So many things connect us. We breathe the same air, drink the same water, we bleed, we cry, we desire and hope and want in much the same ways – we are human, together. But the reality is that our existence plays out in our own individual hearts and heads. Whether we are married or [...]

The Miracle Watcher

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, June 16, 2011 | 12 Comments

My father’s father was a sharecropper. He grew cotton in the heart of the deep South. The stories my father tells of his own childhood remind me that he was not too far removed from the South of plantation owners, slaves, and a hierarchy that kept people “in their place.” My father grew up Depression [...]

Goodness In Your Own Backyard

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Here at The Society, we are devoted to helping people live more beautiful, authentic, well-functioning lives – lives full of goodness. Occasionally we find things that are so in line with our values that we can’t resist promoting them. This is how we feel about the movement in our country to eat more locally grown [...]

Beautiful or Full of Beauty

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 4 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I grow weary with the limits and constraints put on who and what is considered beautiful in our culture. Beauty is typically defined by a narrow set of rules about physical attributes that are, for the most part, completely determined by the gene pool in which you were privileged [...]

X-Ray Vision

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 6, 2011 | 7 Comments

The great Chinese thinker and social philosopher, Confucius, is attributed with saying, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”  There is much truth in this little maxim, and I find that it is becoming more and more real to me as I diligently seek Goodness. I also have a friend who has helped me [...]