I was just out on my paddleboard in the back bay area of Newport. A shallow waterway where boats aren’t allowed and birds rule. The one that captivated me was a slender white bird – egret in shape but so much smaller. A baby, likely. It is possible it is an entirely different species, but I’m […]
There are a lot of birds where we live. I don’t really know their names, but I’ve come to recognize their calls. They seems to relocate within the neighborhood every few weeks. For awhile the screeching jays will be right outside our bedroom window, freaking out at 5 am. Then it will be relatively silent […]
As you gaze up at the leaves, the branches, the sun the sky, you become aware of the tiniest details. The webs. You can’t see the spinner, but you know she’s there somewhere. Setting her sticky traps. On the prowl. You’re a safe distance away. So you think. But you can’t look away. Stuck.
The world does not make sense. Scratch that – humanity does not make sense. Nature blossoms then wilts, flows then ebbs, with some grace, free from the warped rationality of “higher” consciousness. Watching yet another senseless horror on the news is simply senseless self-harm. So I open to sensation. What is before me now. Purposefully close […]