I love winter tree’s secret body. Listen, in the dark evening to its pure, sweet whisper. A sacred dusk song in a wild bee forest.
Here we are in the depths of long dark and there lurks all the light of day, just around the curve of earth. Happy Solstice – Here comes the Sun!
In this ancient stretch of earth our lives blink, moments, brief as the lace of snow. To have uncovered you, a jewel richly buried in shadowed soil, there growing, a watered fern, a river rock glowing soft in the ground, moonlight, soul sweet, passion-dark magic strong; your heart, an amulet, such power I can scarce […]Darkness, Dreams, forest, fragrance, love, love letter, memories, poems
Few things bring me as much pleasure as waking up wrapped around the same woman, day after day after month and year. She is my pole star and my rock, my reality check and my down comforter. Not much ever distracts from my daily dawn awakening thought: She is there and Life is good. Four […]
I have always been a lover of darkness. This began in my childhood when I used to head for the little evergreen forest at the end of the farm pond, just as the sun was setting. The little forest offered cool dark shade, even during the heat of the brightest day. It was delicious to […]Darkness, forest, seasons
Your Mom said she “found you under a rock” – you were a surprise, a joy and a complete blessing. Every day I am thankful that you were born – a sweet, sensitive, complex and artistic old soul who I adore beyond words. I waited a life time for you. Happy Birthday, Angus my […]
I’m sure I’m not alone (oh, the irony!) when I say I’m not all that psyched that the human population has just screamed past the seven billion mark [see article]. With everything else that our planet and its inhabitants (including homo sapiens) must confront as a result of human avarice and appetite [see Wikipedia […]climate change, overpopulation
It was very cold overnight – the first frost warning of the season. The light is beautiful now, yellow and thick, sliding down trees’ trunks and pooling around their ankles like shed clothing. I feel the common longing that possesses me annually in this season – I want time in the trees – time behind […]autumn, Dreams, fragrance, love, memories, nature, ravens, seasons
I never met Steve Jobs. Sometimes I cursed his name—often late at night, pounding my head against my blue-and-white Apple G3, running Mac OS 6.5 or 7. Yet, today, as I read the news of Steve’s passing and the overwhelming outpouring of admiration and respect for the man who has become synonymous with words and phrases […]apple, computing, imac, innovation, ipad, iphone, philanthropy, steve jobs, technology
Nothing ever really prepares you for the loss of a loved one—especially a parent. No matter the personal tumult—or tenderness—that you shared over the years, when that moment comes, you will react. For me, the feeling is one of mild numbness and, at the same time, relief. I am definitely sad, but I am also […]death, grief, parents