An argument might have been made this morning for a new favorite time of day. The perfect crescent moon and twinkling blanket of constellations against a jet black canvas. I don’t think I’ve ever been on this trail so well ahead of sunrise. The woods were dark and the air was clear. The moon played… Continue reading A Long Season of Goodbye
I sat here this morning with a small dog paw resting on my leg. We’ve been attached at the hip since I returned from my wonderful trip south. Me, on a big adventure to learn how to trust myself. Her, on a spiral toward a place where she must surrender and trust others completely. One… Continue reading The Lightest Touch
There is a metaphor here somewhere, I just know it. As I watch the fires rage, I know that good things will eventually come from all of it. Regrowth. Renewal. Regeneration. A great big Reset. In the forest and in the wildness of my heart.
I loved my morning on Sunday. Despite fitful sleep and rising at 2:40 am, I still get exhilarated as I pull out of my neighborhood. The drive takes me past the packed casino ( at 3:30am !!) , the Pentecostal Church ( I always think of a book I read years ago, Salvation on Sand… Continue reading The Smell of the Wild
The days of vacation start early. I think my body has trained itself to awaken before dawn as if to ask the question : how about an early hike up the mountain ? The answer this week will mostly be no. I may get a chance with Kelly’s oldest niece, but it isn’t yet a… Continue reading Seattle Perspective
Mount Rainier is an epic place. There is so much history that is alive in that park. It lives in every step along the footpaths. I always marvel at how, decades ago, men and women broke trail through this landscape in the shadow of the mountain. Today, Natalie and I talked about the diversity of the… Continue reading In Yer Face
I suppose there are worse things than a trip to the ER, but I’m not sure what they are right now. First, I should say that everyone is fine. I suppose the obvious worse thing would be a different outcome. Kelly has had as lingering illness and this morning she seemed worse. I asked if… Continue reading ER