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


October 8, 2015

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“I have refused to live

locked in the orderly house of

reason and proofs.

The world I live in and believe in

is wider than that. And anyway

what’s wrong with Maybe?

You wouldn’t believe what once or

twice I’ve seen.  I’ll just

tell you this:

Only if there are angels in your head will you

ever, possibly, see one.”  –Mary Oliver

Apples and Pumpkins

October 7, 2015

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october2015-applesandpumpkins-06 (1 of 1)“Perhaps I knew nothing of love, but I knew that I had found it, and never wanted to lose it.”
― Peter May

may2015-strawberries-54 (1 of 1)may2015-strawberries-53 (1 of 1)“I mean you ask me
not to fall in love with you
and then you go write poems
with your tongue
and draw constellations
in my freckles.”
― Clementine von Radics

Bonding In The Sand

February 11, 2015

feb2015-warmday-19 (1 of 1)“Often I walked in the neighboring forest of fir and pine, whose beauties, wonderful winter solitudes, seemed to protect me from the onset of despair. Ineffably kind voices spoke down to me from the trees: ‘You must not come to the hard conclusion that everything in the world is hard, false, and wicked. But come often to us; the forest likes you. In its company you will find health and good spirits again, and entertain more lofty and beautiful thoughts.”
― Robert Walser

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― Rumi

Sweater Season

October 5, 2014

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“Both life and death manifest in every moment of existence. Our human body appears and disappears moment by moment, without cease, and this ceaseless arising and passing away is what we experience as time and being. They are not separate. They are one thing, and in even a fraction of a second, we have the opportunity to choose, and to turn the course of our action either toward the attainment of truth or away from it. Each instant is utterly critical to the whole world.”
― Ruth Ozeki

One Year With Soji

July 18, 2014

july2014-sojibday-02 (1 of 1)july2014-sojibday-06 (1 of 1)july2014-sojibday-10 (1 of 1) “Ask people for help. You’ll be all right. Don’t worry. It’s a great adventure, your life, and it has only just begun…”
― Gregory David Roberts

Spoiled By Love

June 23, 2014

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“In my dreams, I never have an age.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

First Cherry

June 10, 2014

june 2014-cherrie-21 (1 of 1)june 2014-cherrie-22 (1 of 1)“I’d seen
their hoofprints in the deep
needles and knew
they ended the long night
under the pines…

I was thinking:
so this is how you swim inward,
so this is how you flow outward,
so this is how you pray.

(from poem, “Five A.M. in the Pinewoods”)”
― Mary Oliver