The Ghost of A Pilgrim

July 24, 2014

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“There is no mystery in this association of woods and otherworlds, for as anyone who has walked the woods knows, they are places of correspondence, of call and answer. Visual affinities of color, relief and texture abound. A fallen branch echoes the deltoid form of a streambed into which it has come to rest. Chrome yellow autumn elm leaves find their color rhyme in the eye-ring of the blackbird. Different aspects of the forest link unexpectedly with each other, and so it is that within the stories, different times and worlds can be joined.”
— Robert Macfarlane

Coffee in the Afternoon

July 23, 2014

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“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

Meeting the Goats

July 23, 2014

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Zara Visits

July 21, 2014

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― Émile Durkheim


January 27, 2013


For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
― T.S. Elliot


“She believed that the Buddhists were right–that if you want, you will suffer; if you love, you will grieve.”
― Anne Lamott