Celebrate Today! Sunday Sabbath February 6, 2021

When I went out in front of our house at 6 this morning, everything was quiet! The six inches of snow that we got overnight was muffling all the sound.

There was no sound of trucks from the interstate a mile away. I could not hear a dog barking anywhere. I got as quiet inside as I can remember being.

I went inside to get warm and took some time to send a tweet to Krista Tippett and her staff at NPR’s On Being show that, much as I cherish that show – and especially as a way to start my Sunday morning – today I shall be steering clear of the news, and maybe also of words in general.

By the time I went outside again and filmed the eight minute video below, a breeze had started to blow – which made it quite a bit colder. But there also was daylight, which in its own way was quite magical.


We have loved being inside, off the road since January 3 – after having had some quite cold nights in Narwal the Whale, our wonderful old camper van.

But today I wanted to be out of the house and out in the van, where we could experience this beautiful snowy Sunday more directly – and where I could smoke without freezing my butt off.

Pancho got amazingly peaceful out in the van.

I got my new Bluetooth speaker out of the box and began to dance. I can’t stand up totally straight in the van, but have found that there really is plenty of room for my Dr. Footloose persona to have a good time.

This song – “Celebrate Tonight” by Alan Stone – came on and I was reminded that not only is dance, for me, the highest form of worship – but that having fun is a wonderful way to celebrate the Sabbath.

Me having fun makes God happy!


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These days all of my identities are converging: whether I am offering a blessing in the grocery store checkout line, offering a prayer in a poem or experiencing the kinship with all life while walking my or a client's dog - it's all the same. It's all Life.

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