Friday, October 22, 2004

Yerba Mansa Gathering...

I'm off to gather Yerba Mansa in the desert. See you next week. It will be very nice to get away from the computer screen. It really takes time to set up the blog, but what a wonderful way to share information. I'll have lots of 'how to avoid the flu' tips when I get back.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Sunday Looks, Sounds and Feels like this....



Every day
I see or hear
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

~ Mary Oliver ~

(Why I Wake Early, 2004)

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