The bigger the hat the smaller the horse

October 16th, 2009

And other recollected wisdom from the day heaven kissed earth. These two thousand words are from the hand and heart of Tracey.

And just because, leave your name in a comment, plus a way to reach you by email, and I’ll draw for a gift subscription to my literary patron, the Shambhala Sun magazine. Winner drawn next Friday, Oct. 23, rain or shine.

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  1. Good morning, Maezen. Sign me up!

    Comment by jena strong — October 16, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  2. I would so love to attend a Mother's Plunge. Would you consider coming out to my neck of the woods sometime? There's a place nearby that would be perfect…

    Comment by Heather — October 16, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

  3. thank you for your literary healing salve. immense gratitude for your wisdom and artistry.

    Comment by qmama — October 16, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

  4. Oh sign me up!

    Love the pictures!

    Comment by Cat — October 16, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

  5. Thanks for your lovely and frequent touchstones. k

    Comment by wifemotherexpletive — October 16, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

  6. Ooh, pick me! Pick me!

    Comment by Emme — October 16, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

  7. oh I would love to win a gift subscription to Shambala Sun! What a wonderful kernel of fun anticipation to carry until the 23rd! Thank you.

    Comment by rain — October 16, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  8. I could use a little extra Zen in my life- Here's to hoping!

    Comment by Jordan — October 16, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

  9. Hi Karen! Please count me in! I'd love another source that engages my beliefs.

    Comment by Melanie J. — October 17, 2009 @ 1:59 am

  10. Sounds fancy!

    Comment by Tonia — October 17, 2009 @ 2:26 am

  11. Oooh. I'd love that!


    Comment by MonsoonAz — October 17, 2009 @ 3:00 am

  12. I would love to win the subscription! Let me know next time you come to Kansas City! I read & love your blog. Be well.

    Comment by WCoffey — October 17, 2009 @ 4:22 am

  13. what a lovely giveaway….thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Christine — October 17, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

  14. Thank you for the chance.

    Comment by brothshank@gmail. com — October 17, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

  15. I'd love that, too!

    Comment by Alexis — October 17, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

  16. oh wow, how lovely! I've been savoring the writing their when you repost. wonderful! my favorite reads are definitely found this way lately. (Katie Murphy)

    Comment by katiesmurphy — October 17, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

  17. Whenever you talk about the Mother's Plunge one little tape in my head says "Oh, one more thing I can't do because I'm not a mother". Isn't that odd. I do realise that not having children doesn't prevent me from any kind of plunging, and yet that wee voice persists. I let it persist but don't let it possess me.

    Comment by Marianne — October 18, 2009 @ 10:00 am

  18. There is no one who isn't a mother, man or woman or being, and no one without that little voice repeating, "you can't."

    If you're not Kuan Yin, Kannon, Mary, Avalokeshvara, and all the great compassionate mothers in creation, who could it possible be? Come and see.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — October 18, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

  19. I'll chase and chase you until you catch ME!

    Comment by Nancy — October 18, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

  20. the mother's plunge was everything i had hoped for and more. and i went with one of my best friends (who isn't yet a mother) and we BOTH LOVED IT! it's an ideal way to spend a day.

    Comment by tracey clark — October 19, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  21. I would love to read the magazine that appreciates you Maezen!

    Comment by Cole — October 20, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  22. I'd love to get that subscription, thanks for the offer, just because.

    Comment by Michelle — October 22, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

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