Sowing basket

March 24th, 2008

My karma ran over my blogma.

There is an often mentioned yet little understood law called karma. It is not hard to grasp; no, it is always in the palm of our hands. Still, most of us persist in thinking that karma is something beyond us, some unseen force that arrives – shazam! – as random fortune on the whims of fate. Not so. We are karma, and we produce karma. Our present is the product of our past; our future is the product of our present.

And I do mean present. In a series of interwoven, yet still unexpected karmic consequences, my basket has lately been filled to the brim with presents. I array them here for you now, in accord with another fractured axiom, “You read what you sow.”

First, Irene sent me this. It is made of the kind of magic only rarely seen and quickly disappearing these days. Catch it while you can.

Next, Jen sent me this. It was a smash sell-out, but you can still begin at the beginning. I suspect there’s more where it came from.

Then, Kathryn gave me this. She had already delivered the prequel. Do you see the way the circle turns?

Mika, the mommy musician who always sounds a true note, sent these amazing sounds. You’ll be blown far, far away.

Laura, who once worked with me, kindly skirted the issue of mints. In the intervening years I’ve become well-aged but she’s become the big cheese.

Keri made my wish true. Now I wish to return the favor a million times over.

That brings me to Bella, who along with Meg has come up with a way to fill the basket forward. This is your future calling. Bless it.


  1. And just this morning, before I read your post, I was at my favorite frame and print shop, picking up the gorgeous Jen Lemen poster I had framed for Greg’s new office and browsing through so many beautiful cards and thinking of sending you one… to say thank you.

    Comment by Jena Strong — March 24, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

  2. My present today is you, coming here where I always find just what I was looking for without even knowing I was looking.

    Comment by bella — March 24, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

  3. Ahhh.

    Comment by Mama Zen — March 24, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

  4. Your garden is beautiful.

    Comment by kathryn — March 25, 2008 @ 3:27 am

  5. As soon as I read Keri’s post I found myself seeing it as a birthday gift to me since it was posted on my birthday : ) Yes to mom intuition!

    Comment by nyjlm — March 25, 2008 @ 3:30 am

  6. well shoot. i’m feeling awfully LAME right now.


    Comment by Stella — March 25, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

  7. Stella,
    I hope it gives you wallowing room to know that everyone mentioned in this post feels the same: lame. Join in; wobble along. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Karen — March 25, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

  8. A basket of goodies…thank you.

    Comment by Shelli — March 25, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

  9. The circle, the expanding ripples in your post amaze me. I’m glad to have encountered you.

    Comment by GreenishLady — March 26, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

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