A Spiral Space

Kelley Weber
A place for contemplative education
Created 12 Sep 2020
  • What if Stephen King and Richard Rohr had a horror baby?
    18 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    The Exorcist came out when I was 13 years old. My Baptist preacher grandfather was visiting us at the time and he made arrangements to go see the movie in the theater. Now understand that my father gr...
  • An Invitation to Get Over Ourselves
    29 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    “If you take little account of yourself, you will have peace wherever you live.” - Abba Poemen “Abba Joseph said to Abba Nisterus, ‘What should I do about my tongue, for I cannot control it?’ The old ...
  • The Power of Detachment: Brecht, “Annette” and the mysticism of Bill Murray
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    After I got divorced it took me a year to read a book again. I couldn’t do anything that involved much focused attention. I could knit. In fact I forced myself to knit 32 hats that I sold the first ye...
  • A Eulogy for Andy Who is Found
    29 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    A few days before Andy’s body was found in the Hudson River he came to me in a dream. It was one of those false wake up dreams. I awoke to my phone ringing and his sister, Emily, was on the other line...
  • A Letter to Andy Who is Missing
    02 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    My dear friend Andy who has been struggling like so many with mental illness this last year has been missing for 12 days after he walked out of the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester in Poughk...
  • I Talk About Jesus When I Drink
    09 May 2021 • 5 min read
    Sometimes I drink too much. I’m an Enneagram 7. Sometimes I do everything too much. But today, as I lay here in the wake of a killer hangover, I’m thinking about drinking too much. 7’s are the Enthusi...
  • Celeste Barber is Doing the Lord's Work
    19 Apr 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    When I was 12 years old and in 7th grade I was diagnosed with scoliosis and had to spend the next two years wearing a fiberglass back brace. Needless to say, it sucked. Let me count the ways it sucket...
  • A Trip to the Black Madonna
    28 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 3 2
    Last week I was talking to my old friend, Kaitlyn, who tours the country with Broadway musicals. She’s in charge of all the costumes. This is an enormous job. Just thinking of all the ballet shoes in ...
  • Poet, David Whyte at the Cliff's Edge
    16 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    “The waves and the energy of the sea meeting the land and the mountains beyond generate a very palpable experience of being drawn out of ourselves just by the sheer physical power of the place. Felt f...
  • What it means to be good
    02 Mar 2021 • 7 min read
    An Introductory Note: Some of the bright spots of this pandemic have been spending evenings with my dear friend Michelle on her porch or beside her fire pit. We have been very careful always keeping d...
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