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I had a long phone call with my mom last night.  In the middle of saying something, I sneezed.  Instinctively, she cooed at me — and then told me she was remembering the shape of my small mouth when I was a baby and sneezed.  “Tiu!” she’d intone in short bursts, like the end of a sneeze.  “Tiu, […]

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It was what we called “Pain Day” at the clinic where I worked, when patients piled in to get steroid injections, hoping to alleviate their chronic back pain. Covering for our normal front desk girl, I checked in patient after patient for a couple of hours until I noticed a low ache gurgling up in my […]

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The light still has that blue tinge of morning before the sun has risen, and as soon as I start to stir, Bodhi is up, stretching as he makes his way from the Mexican blanket I laid out for him last night, over to me.  He gets in a few sloppy kisses on my chin before […]

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I was in a relationship with someone who told me once that there is a “beautiful seriousness” to me.  It (kind of) sounds like a compliment, I know, but… wasn’t.  The subtext was that I was too serious — too hard to play with. Hearing this — and being the subject of a judgement that “light” […]

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The first time I traveled alone in a foreign country, I was twenty-three.  I’d decided to backpack through Italy — armed with a too-heavy backpack and too many pairs of shoes.  One night, I hand-washed a pair of my underwear in the shower of my hostel in Rome, and hung them to dry on the post of […]

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