Susan Vaughan-Fier

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

This quote best describes how I come to blogging. The exercise is one of participation, one of reminding. I have, in many varied ways, been chasing myself, for a long time. Enough, for me, is the practice of stopping the chase, remembering what’s there. I am lucky enough to be a partner, mother, sister and friend.

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Too Late?

Feb 01

Too Late?

“And it was too late. No one wants to believe something is too late, but it is always becoming too late, and then it is.”—–Elizabeth Strout The Burgess Boys. If you read the quote above and felt its truth, look again. The quote above presents an illusion of our mind. When I first read it in Elizabeth Strout’s novel last summer, the hard truth in...

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Falling

Oct 23

Falling

“Anything you lose, comes round in a different form”—Rumi I just got back from Lanesboro, MN. It is a stunningly beautiful part of MN, bluff country with farms and forests and miles and miles of bike trails. And for all of us in Minnesota right now, in this late October, has there been a week this beautiful? The trees are on fire with colors I swear I haven’t...

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The Customized Life

Aug 08

The Customized Life

Have you seen the new coke cans customized with your name on it? It’s your coke can now, begging the question, what  were you drinking before? Generic Coke? Coca-Cola meant for everyone? Thankfully, you can now have YOUR custom can. Material abundance is no longer enough. We live in a culture which strives to “customize” material goods and services to us as...

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Remember the Sweet Things

Jun 01

Remember the Sweet Things

One of the sweet sounds of spring for me is the ice cream truck. In fact, if you want to feel you are providing your child some America version of an idyllic childhood, move to an area where an ice cream truck circulates regularly.  This is where our recent move has landed us. Because the block we live on is populated with 10 other boys, the ice cream truck comes...

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Where do we begin? The rubble or our sins?

May 07

Where do we begin? The rubble or our sins?

Have you heard the pop song, “Pompeii”? It’s my children’s favorite song. Strangely catchy and fun, the song tells the tale of a volcano erupting on unsuspecting people, devastating their reality. I’ve heard the song many times, but last week stuck in traffic, when my two beautiful boys sang the song from my backseat, it gave me pause....

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