Sentinel on the Coast

I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Book of Hours When we know our place within the Timeline, are our battles with others…

Hiding and Seeking

The stranger within my body A binding tether to the complication That is the burden of pursued happiness  Contrived knitting; a self inflicted design When the truth is simple; The way out is through  And Joy unleashed percolates   Like yellow shadowed rain drops  On the pond encircled by steady daffodils.   

Early Spring?

 The wind knocks the white dogwood petals to the ground The way an old-school nun would rap the knuckles of a small school-boy The blooms a month early – frosted pre-dawn light This moment neither feeds narrative nor puts it asunder.  No Blame is held up as sacrament at Any or All.  There is just…

This is Where I Live

  THIS IS WHERE I LIVE This is where I live, work, and play. I enjoy and am am nourished inside and out by the South Mountain region, so much, I decided to make it my home. This passion, imbued with my training as a naturalist, educator, and community builder, wanted to share a spoonful…

Where To Start

The soul always starts a thought with an image. —ARISTOTLE How is it then that you will lend grace to your heart in this day?  What image will you start with today?

Facing Darkness to See Light

For most of my life, I have tried to engage in an external exchange to create internal acceptance. Somewhere along the way I chose to base my self-acceptance on outside feedback. Unlike chasing a rainbow to find your pot of gold, where you continually look up …

Costing Not Less Than Everything

What is the cost of our ceaseless gasping, seeking, fumbling, and our unkept restlessness?

A Moment of Heart – Shared on San Juan Island

Do you know the sensation portrayed by the 1998 Werner Bros. movie, City of Angels, I mean specifically the ending moment where the angels commune with the sunrise in a melodic silence when they replay that scene at the end?  I lived that experience one evening on the rocky coast in narrows of the Haro…