Sunday, October 23, 2016


Have you ever lifted a turtle from the lake and brought it to shore to have a bit of a conversation before setting it down on the ground? No matter how often you try to divert its course it will turn back to the water. The earth is doing this now, despite the intervention of soft mild days, the drive of the seasons is pulling all of us, flora and fauna, forward.
There are those moments between, however. Late blooming flowers, gems in the form of raspberries, spinach and kale and onion greens. Monarchs that seem in no hurry.
But there are unmistakeable signs. Squirrels in a panic, entire species of birds now gone, others now wearing winter hues, such as the wee one pictured above who became confused by the clear day and stunned itself on the upstairs sliders.
And the light. The amazing day, by night.
The mammal me needs to admit these truths and allow them to work their earthly influence. The spiritual me, by recognizing the particular blessings and graces abundant only now, is strengthened and uplifted by them. This feast is offered only now. Tuck in. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


just now autumn is satisfying this hungry spirit in so many ways.
the sun shines
the breezes caress
the fields and woods sigh in colors they've kept to themselves all summer

days like these absolve the soul of inadequacies and missed opportunities
dreams seem possible
it's easy to breathe
wish i could weave it all into a shawl to pull around me on cold dark days

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

400 postings, nearly 6 years

Thank you dear friends for visiting me and leaving your much appreciated comments.  Even without commenting your company through this window leaves behind a bit of your light, and my life is brighter because of each of you.