Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Aglow

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

A long time ago I stopped trick-or-treating. I remember taking my brother when I was about 16, but I stopped dressing up and getting treats at age 12. My daughter is 12 this year, and her desire to roam door to door hasn’t waned, in part because I’ve been an enthusiastic participant celebrating vicariously through […]

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Simply Pay Attention

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Existence is hard; it is literal suffering. It has wonders and joys, amazements and fascinations, yes. And it has love. All of this along with suffering, which happens to us and which we inflict on others and our own selves. Claire once asked me, if life is suffering, what is the point of being alive? […]

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Colors

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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A Break

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Written last night, After a several day “extreme heat” spell. ————- Hello, 63 degrees. I feel you gossiping with the trees. My windows are all grinning widely waiting for the breeze. ————- A photo from last summer at Hume Lake…

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Wolves

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Wolves When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die you can push me out to sea When I die set me free When I die let the sharks come ’round […]

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Just Breathe

Friday, June 7th, 2019

No one can find the rewind button, child. So, just breathe. Just Breathe Two AM and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake, Can you help me unravel my latest mistake, I don’t love him, winter just wasn’t my season Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes Like they have any right […]

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The Blue Hour

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Leaving Target tonight, I was entranced by the evening sky. It was a rich Indigo blue, almost verging on navy. It was the shade of the not quite ripe night sky. Usually I see light blue skies, gray skies, or vivid optimistic blue skies. And when I looked later night had fallen. Usually when I […]

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Look

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

I was driving to an appointment just now, carefully navigating rush hour chaos. I happened to look at the sky and saw big puffy clouds, the sun brilliantly reflecting light and shadow. It was so sharp, so detailed, to SEE this gift of beauty in the middle of an ordinary moment. I felt small and […]

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Bleeding Heart

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Bleeding Heart My heart is bleeding. It bleeds upward and fills my mouth up with salt. It bleeds because of a city in ruins, the chair still warm from sister’s body, because it will all be irreproducible. My heart bleeds because of baby bear not finding mama bear and it bleeds to the tips of […]

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Beauty

Friday, May 17th, 2019

“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” –Robert A. Heinlein

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