Developing a workshop for women yesterday I found renewed inspiration in a poem that changed my life years ago. Discovering the work of Starhawk, the novel Fifth Sacred Thing found its way to me through a friend. After reading it I remember buying copy after copy and shared the book with anyone who would listen. It was the first of many to wake me up.
I spent this past week with my long time partner Steve. Both SuperGeeks for Nonviolent Communication we tend to talk about and philosophize about how to be, do and teach NVC a great deal of the time when we are together. A cool thing happened this visit.
A patient that I’ve known for many years has been coming in for the past weeks complaining about a plumbing problem in his home. Each visit I got an update. The cast of characters in this story are: 1. Ed (my patient) 2. Sam (Ed’s plumber) 3. Ralph (Ed’s handyman) and 4. Joe (my plumber).