tree of life

Our modern and hectic daily life is usually far removed from the cycles and forces of the natural world and it can often seem empty of any real purpose. The ash is a key to healing the loneliness of the human spirit out of touch with its origins it can provide a sense of being […]

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A nicely burning home

April Dream Last night my house was burning.  Could not find one precious thing to grab and find comfort in. And when the torrential rain hammered out the flames, I was angry with its self-righteous interference.   My house is still burning.  And where it is whole, I have not found all the rooms, closets […]

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care (full)

   What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams […]

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Land and Water

These are really the thoughts of all men in all ages and lands, they are not original with me,  If they are not yours as much as mine they are nothing, or next to nothing, If they are not the riddle and the untying of the riddle they are nothing,  If they are not just as […]

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Look up….Look waay Up

Head in the clouds. Feet firmly planted on the earth. This is the optimal creative stance. Why? Groundedness and solid, secure connections provide the safe supports needed for creative exploration and the transformative risks that give life meaning.  Dan Siegel writes about cultivating the ability to become grounded in the tripod of mindsight Mindsight is […]

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Lion of Amazement

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, […]

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