Life is full of surprises!

We are always living in the unknown but we do not always know it. We only know it when something takes us by surprise. We may be pleasantly surprised or we may object vigorously, but ultimately, Life prevails.

This time, Life is prevailing in the form of this physical body dancing its way through incurable cancer. The details are irrelevant; any prognosis is pure fantasy.

The “I” called Joan is perfectly at ease with this latest version of the unknown, as the body, having passed the 71-year-old mark, is looking for the exit door. No surprise. No protest. No problem.

Some retreat offerings have been cancelled; others wait with bated breath. Now what?

This afternoon is a beautiful afternoon, as I watch sunlight gliding across the mountain peaks toward sunset.