freaks

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freaks

If given the choice between hanging out in the yard with a cool drink all day and being dragged along on a bunch of tedious errands that didn’t concern me at all, I’d choose to be left alone in the yard any day. But my freaks – my crazy mutts – don’t think the way […]

uprooted

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uprooted

I spent what felt like a long time untangling jasmine vines today. They’ve been growing and twining up the patio for several years, longer than I’ve lived here, but we want to bring them along. I tried to be gentle, but almost immediately my hands were sticky with their sap. The newest growth was supple […]

just a rumor

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just a rumor

I just found a quote that sums up the ineffable feeling I’ve had of late – of how thoughts that I thought I knew or believed, or really wanted to believe, weren’t really real for me until now. Now I feel it in my body, and so I know I know. It isn’t faith or […]

barefoot

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barefoot

I really prefer being barefoot, at least at home. I wear the most minimal of shoes the rest of the time.  I don’t have anything against shoes, other than they feel a bit confining. They are useful. The natural world is plenty dangerous for tender soles – thorns, rocks, bees. Then add manmade hazards – burning […]

distilled sunshine

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distilled sunshine

I’m still pondering the conundrum of how to restructure my website. Three natures – body, mind, spirit. But also the three natures within myself – the peaceful one, the angsty one, and the observer. And my observer self doesn’t really see a conflict between the peaceful one and the angsty one anymore. But it is […]