Saturday, August 29, 2009
I may have posted this photo once before, but it's such a wonderful graceful image, full of light for me, and after the last post, I felt I needed some levity here. A friend just called to tell me she just had the feeling that I needed to be with her right now. I am so grateful for angels in the world. It is a beautiful, cool, bright, sunny day here...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It knocked the wind right out of me.
A mile through the woods,
and I still couldn’t catch my breath.
If I’d eaten breakfast,
I would have been puking, too.
A couple more good hills and I gathered myself,
though perhaps gathered is not the right word.
A couple more good hills,
and I emerged from my gut,
into my awareness, grounding a bit.
The grace of the trees,
the humility of stone,
the presence of the insects,
the constancy of water,
the knowing of the sky,
the wisdom of the sun -
- all these kept me
from coming undone.
We are all but still one,
one, but still all.
Perhaps when I lose you,
I somehow gain me.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's been a hectic summer, with work, projects and lots of family visiting. Sorry I haven't been posting very regularly. Mostly I have been working on friend Joe's book. He's written a fascinating historical biography about his family, which you can check out at: JosephGatins.blogspot.com. I have been picture editing and designing photo pages and cover layout. Here is a taste...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Went to visit a friend in Athens yesterday, and we stayed at another friend's house a bit outside of town. It's a wonderful 200 year old house, as you can see, and a very peaceful, wonderful place to rest awhile. Thank you Sally!
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Those of you I email with are familiar with my long and always growing stack of signatures at the bottom of my outgoing mails. Last week,...
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