In Search of the Very

Just searching for the good stuff .

Thursday Night.      It isn’t an easy, silent slumber. There is a beckoning. A call that must be answered. Grabbing at the air by handfuls, staring off into the colorless void. And then suddenly trying desperately to lift your tiny frame from that bed.…

A Long Friday

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Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Here was my Monday Morning. Read previous post (and comments) to understand my mood – can you guess ?

Monday Muse

Friday When I finally settle into the stiff, vinyl recliner and shut my eyes I see eagles soaring. The detail of the wings, batting like thick, brown lashes. The sky is blue-blue with just a whisper of clouds. I’m learning their sounds as they perch…

A Tale of Five Days (And Beyond … )

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For thirty years, my snow days looked a lot like this : Now, they look a lot more like this : Auburn Environmental Park Flaming Geyser State Park Mom and Dad’s House (Yes, we let Dad win … ) Finally relaxing into it. I think…

Snow Day

The argument could certainly be made that I’m “just this side of crazy”. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But is crazy really the right word ? I dropped K off at the train and high-tailed it to Nisqually. I’m here ahead of sunrise with just…

Sanctuary

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Color has once again drained from the sky and with only a few fleeting moments of blue, this palette is grey on grey on more grey. It’s always a challenge to know how best to stay connected to the earth in these months. My RA…

Neither Rain …

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  There’s something incredibly sad to me about “putting away Christmas”. I’ve let it all stand through the (almost) twelve days (and the days before) and rose each morning to the sparkle of rainbow lights. The color is about to drain out of the room…

What Sparks Joy

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Happy New Year ! Here we are waking up in the year 2020 and the past forty years feel like a blur. I’ll observe my 40th high school reunion this year, celebrate 30 years sober, begin the process of downsizing a life full of things…

Acceptance

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Last week I had a photo come up on my Facebook memories from Trillium Lake. It wasn’t my photo. I have never been there. Not the lake OR Mt Hood. But it was calling to me … And so I knew I was going. Checking the…

Openings

  Today is “Good Riddance Day” . The day we shed bad memories from the past twelve months. What would you like to leave behind ?  

Good Riddance Day

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  I like to think I’m a hopeful person.       Packing up a few small necessities this morning I was filled with these three things:   1) Hope that the gate would be open early   2) Hope that I could make it…

The Trifecta

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