Saturday, October 28, 2017

Bee Fever

i love this.....

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Small Town Lonely

"ain't no hell on earth
like small town lonely
where every person
knows where you've been
and what's happened to you
and every one of them
made their decision
once or twice
about whether you was right
or wrong
in what's gone past
and everybody but you
knows how their mind's made up"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


i become
but someone
within me
is resolute
and i try
within us lives a
merciful being who helps
us to our feet however many
times we fall

and for this
i bow my head
in gratitude

Friday, October 20, 2017


that first time your child comes to
you for parenting advice about their
teenager after vowing never to be
like you when they grow up....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Paulus Berensohn

do you journal
i am forever beginning them
but lack the "stick to it ness"
to journal daily

i would love to have taken
a class at penland with paulus
i am just in awe of this man
his outlook on life is something
i aspire to

i have the dvd of his life
one of my treasures
in it he is asked what will
be done with all his journals 
after his passing and he said he
wanted them to be hung up in a
tree and allowed to return to the earth

this past june he left this world
in my mind's eye i can see his
many journals decorating the
tree of honor

when paulus's health begin to decline
he chose to be interred in at carolina
memorial eco friendly
natural burial cemetery
he preordered a cardboard coffin which
he and his friends painted and collaged

this is a photo of his interment

such a special man.....

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Brief Lives

"goodbye...brief lives
ablaze with tenderness
today the glory of the leaves
is enough...for i am learning anew
to release all i cannot hold
these moments of luminous grace
saying here and here is beauty
here grief:
this is the way to come home"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Thing Made of Holes

"there is a time in life when you expect the world to be
always full of new things. and then comes a day when 
you realize that is not how it will be at all. you see that
life will become a thing made of holes...absences...losses
things that were there and no longer. and you realize
too..that you have to grow around and between the gaps."


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Truth #9

my being whole is
 not so my

i can
with that

Monday, October 9, 2017

Express Gratitude

continuous practice
day after day
is the 
appropriate way of expressing
this means that you
practice continuously
without wasting a single day
of your
without using it for your
own sake
why is it so
your life is a 
fortunate outcome
of the continuous practice of the
you should 
your gratitude