Red Tent Living

reframing femininity

For January, Red Tent Living is reflecting on the following phrase “Hello.” We invite you to join us, or to consider exploring the idea further with a Red Tent Dinner.

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Welcome to Red Tent Living

Welcome to what is slowly unfolding as Red Tent Living!  Continue reading “Welcome to Red Tent Living”

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Below, you’ll find the latest from the Red Tent Women. We invite you to ponder, comment, and share. Above all, we hope you’ll take part.

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The Hippopotamus and The Holy Spirit

“Hello, my name is Robert”, spoke a tall statured middle aged man. I paused and reciprocated the greeting with the exchange of my name, and we discussed a bit about our professions. Continue reading “The Hippopotamus and The Holy Spirit”

Welcoming 2017 – A Red Tent Dinner

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Snow began falling the previous night, and the temperature remained below freezing all day. Continue reading “Welcoming 2017 – A Red Tent Dinner”

Come play.

I’m not particularly self-contained when I am happy. “Graceful” would not be the word of choice. At my brightest moments, I tend to jump, bounce, giggle, fling, or shout. Continue reading “Come play.”

A Hello Kind of Girl

Before meeting my husband, Chris, I was not in the habit of initiating “hello’s”, other than the necessary ones when answering the phone. Continue reading “A Hello Kind of Girl”

Generational Opportunities

It was a hello unlike any other in my life except one, the birth of my daughter. This one was the entrance into the world of her first child. Continue reading “Generational Opportunities”

Saying Hello

I may be wrong, but I have only said: “Hello” to my husband one time and it changed both of our lives. Continue reading “Saying Hello”

Everyday Gifts

It was a deep clean kind of Saturday. I scrubbed the boy’s bathtub and cleaned the toilet and wiped down the mirror and countertops. Continue reading “Everyday Gifts”

Chaos and Rigidity

“And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause.
They are here to save our lives.”
– “Stranger than Fiction”

Continue reading “Chaos and Rigidity”

Second Chances

There have been so many answers to my call over the years of my life, countless “hellos” on the other end of the phone. Many different occasions, some in celebration, a baby is on the way, some in distress, have you heard from him, some with hope, when will you arrive, others with disappointment, I’m sorry for your loss. Continue reading “Second Chances”

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