“Love Someone…”


“..who doesn’t deserve it.”

– Anne Lamott


I gave a dinner party last night.

Surrounded by radiant loved ones and candles, sumptuous food and wine and stellar conversation and kindness, intelligence, care and gratitude for each and every one of our many blessings.

My heart plumped up very big.

There was no confusion or meanness or ulterior motive stuff in attendance.

It was easy to love.

Such a relief

From trying to remember everything happens for a reason in the world and we are, EACH OF US little pieces of God walking around, stumbling, face-planting in our self-created shit.

God said to love my neighbor as my(S)elf.

Not: my(s)elf.

My little “s” self is anxious and feeling out of control and ping-ponging in and out of depression imagining all the terrible stories I can concoct regarding world affairs

Until I exhaust myself and surrender into remembering Grace and Hope and Kindness and Compassion

Don’t have a shelf life

And I turn my head with open eyes

To say “Good Morning” to someone I’d rather not.


4 Responses to ““Love Someone…””

  1. Paul on October 30th, 2016


  2. Jann Tenenbaum on October 30th, 2016

    oh my god Cathy. I starting reading this with dread, worried about you. And it ended in a glorious bang in my heart, I was so thankful for its sweetness and your lack of ego. You never ever stop growing and I love when you share your growth.

  3. Adele on October 30th, 2016

    I see something with you that I have just realized with my recent experience
    We are so well resourced, so blessed with loved ones,and so able to cowgirl up

  4. Dominique Mazeaud on October 31st, 2016

    You are such a breath of fresh air and sparkling love. Thank you.

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