Blueberries

June 18, 2016

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Two people meet. The sky turns winter,
quells whatever they would say.
Then, a periphery glance into danger –
and an avalanche already on its way.

They have been honest all their lives;
careful, calm, never in haste;
they didn’t know what it is to meet.
Now they have met: the world is waste.

They find they are riding an avalanche
feeling at rest, all danger gone.
The present looks out of their eyes; they stand
calm and still on a speeding stone.”
― William Stafford

Fields of Spring

April 29, 2016

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― Alan W. Watts

Brothers

April 28, 2016

april2016-rabbits-08 (1 of 1)“You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

Watermelon

April 28, 2016

april2016-rabbits-04 (1 of 1)april2016-rabbits-03 (1 of 1)“We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.”
― Gaston Bachelard

All the Love

April 25, 2016

april2016-rocco-25 (1 of 1)“The true signature and perhaps even the miracle of human love is helplessness, and all the more miraculous because it is a helplessness which we wittingly or unwittingly choose;  a road we have to take against the odds.”
― David Whyte

Easter Tradition

March 27, 2016

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― Anthony de Mello

First Tooth

March 21, 2016

march2016-garlandstreet-ira-small-14 (1 of 1)“So here’s to our blistered feet. Here’s to my whimpering knees, your weary shoulders. Here is the foreclosure of my shame and here is our brokenness. Look at us being so damn human: yes, it happened, yes, it was not our most graceful unfolding, and yes, we were both so present the whole time.”
― Sierra DeMulder

Sundays

January 10, 2016

december2015-goatgoat2-11 (1 of 1)“A fragment for my friend–
If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you
Silent, my starship suspended in night”
― Emily St. John Mandel

Not Bothered

January 8, 2016

december2015-goatgoat2-04 (1 of 1)“The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It’s getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That’s how we know we’re alive: we’re wrong.”
— Philip Roth

Christmas Morning

December 25, 2015

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― Alphonse Karr