Farewell Mom, I love you.

Eulogy of Theresa Chianelli-Santelli December 26, 1931 September 26, 2020 Mom, I didn’t know God’s plan was different from my plan, but God’s plan was by far better. I am torn between feelings of sadness and joy. This may appear antithetical, but my joy is slowly eliminating my sadness, and this is why.  While MomContinue reading “Farewell Mom, I love you.”

a.bout.-face

Hello, safe space, old friend and inner circle of peace. Neglectfully, I have not been on Temenos Circle almost all year. But I am back and here to stay. My time away has brought calmness following a storm. Time to think, process, find new ways of feeling, has brought me closer to God. I have spent time unwindingContinue reading “a.bout.-face”

Reaching out for you…

7- Day Music Challenge…. Day number 2. Lay me down by Sam Smith   Lyrics Yes I do, I believe That one day I will be, where I was Right there, right next to you And it’s hard, the days just seem so dark The moon, and the stars, are nothing without you Your touch,Continue reading “Reaching out for you…”

As you are.

It is Interesting thinking about relationships in your life and how they work. Hard to imagine life without them they are the center of meaning in your life most of the time. Yet other times they also can be the center of everything that causes you pain. It is really hard to understand them especiallyContinue reading “As you are.”

Who am I?

There have been several people in my life lately who have dug deep trying to understand where they were in life. Many questions emerged during the conversations. Some of the same questions seemed to come up in each conversation. People felt like they had not achieved their purpose in life. Some people talked about beingContinue reading “Who am I?”

Str8 dope

There have been a number of events that have happened lately that made me think about how often we dance around what we really are feeling. Sometimes in situations we are so afraid  to speak the truth the entire relationship becomes fake. Funny thing is this fear of truth becomes paradoxical. We are so worried that theContinue reading “Str8 dope”

In the dark

Michael was sitting on the side of the road on a barren rural highway in his car. It was 1 am and he just left the office buried in mounds of files all needing his attention at the same time. He felt nothing, his body was absent of any sensation, almost void of any signContinue reading “In the dark”

As simple as a Donut.

Turning the pages of memories in my brain is a Saturday morning tradition this summer and fall as I walk the farmers markets. Headphone, playlist of Shawn McDonald and a vegetable basket in hand, I avoid the world turning introspectively. Most of my week is spent deep into our societies problems, illnesses and the work I think ofContinue reading “As simple as a Donut.”

Truth or no Truth?

I have teased everyone in my life that truth is the new black. People fall into the trap of being pleasers seeking reassurance of those around them. They worry constantly about what others think about them. How they will be perceived, if they are real or authentic. This emotion can become so obsessive that people denyContinue reading “Truth or no Truth?”