Patricia Wild’s Blog

With A Tender Hand*
Yesterday at meeting for worship, an elderly man struggled to stand and then spoke so quietly that almost no-one could ...
Hammered
Sunday night, partly out of curiosity, mostly to accompany my wonderful nephew, I went to Boston's House of Blues to ...
Identity Politics
I'm old enough to remember when clothing first became a major form of advertisement, self or Calvin Klein et al ...
God Language 2.0
Sunday, I found myself on my feet at meeting for worship to praise a "benign, loving, transformative, regenerative force" that ...
“How Do I Tell Myself?”
Buoyed by a weekend with precious family, I felt brave enough to read this. And then I finished my coffee ...
What’s The Story?
Palm Sunday I was walking towards Friends Meeting at Cambridge (FMC) when I caught sight of a small procession outside the ...
“Listen” by John Fox
When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching ...
Least of These
Somerville High School Temporary Ramp, March, 2019 There's a wonderful cartoon depicting an elementary school entrance after a big snowstorm ...
“She’s Everywhere!”
Sunset, Puerto Rico; March 14, 2019 Like crocuses, a conversation about the perils of perfectionism keeps popping up among my ...
The View from Here
View From El Yunque National Forest; March 13, 2019 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of ...
All Around Us
Hudson River Ice, Piedmont, NY Learning how to utilize this new, spiffy site. Learning how to think and to see horizontally when, ...
Small Thing/Great Love
Snow Squall Outside, Peace Cranes Inside Yesterday was disquieting. Morning snow squalls were quickly followed by heavy winds, so strong ...
Room With A View
Thursday, a warm and sunny post-snowstorm day, while visiting my daughter and her family in Tarrytown, New York, I'd asked ...
How It Ends
After listening to WellingUp.net's podcasts, my daughter questioned an important, fundamental decision: "Why did you begin the story with Rocco's ...
Tea For Two Or More?
May I be a boring old woman who talks about her health? Thank you. Because what I'd like to say ...
Muscle Memory
[Patsy Cline's salt and pepper collection, Patsy Cline Museum, Nashville, Tennessee] A wonderful surprise happened in 2018: I made two ...
One Small Thing
I am delighted to report that the Friends Journal will publish my "Sweet Baby Jesus" on December 1st! And that ...
My Public Charge Letter (First Draft)
[Information re Public Charge] To: Samantha Deshommes, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of ...
Can We Hold All Of It?
Can we hold all of it? Can we both honor the war dead and wonder why, dear God, are we ...
“Where To Begin?”
In the process of retrieving a much-needed toy from my granddaughter's stroller parked on my front porch, I'd stepped outside ...
Be Peace
Saturday afternoon, I'd gone to the 70th birthday party for a dear, dear F/friend, hosted by her dear, dear ...
Was it The Light?
My mother died a week ago. So many, many things I could and want to say about her; I ...
Living Into What’s Next
Recently my heroine, Elizabeth Warren, declared that we would "use our pain to make power." Transformation happens. And change ...
Like Water for Fish
Circling, circling Nick Cave’s soundsuits, I marveled how this African-American artist had transformed his rage, his fears, his searing pain ...