Birds

Invincible Dawn

Invincible Dawn

Whatever calls to you now. Whatever sings for your attention or knocks on your door, turn toward it. Run with wings flapping pulling the light within you forward….

Savoring the Mornings

Savoring the Mornings

Instead of blasting off in a mass ascension, they collectively decide the light is just too gorgeous, the reflections on the water…

Surveying the Meadow

Surveying the Meadow

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself…

Little Wonders

Little Wonders

The earth is too beautiful to let our awareness of it slip away. Find something lovely to notice today.

Hummingbird Yawn

Hummingbird Yawn

Although it looks like this hummingbird could be orating a great poem, she was just…

The Flock of Distractions

The Flock of Distractions

What can you embrace that is wholly beneficial and supportive of the beautiful work you want to do but is yet to be done?

Look for the Patterns

Look for the Patterns

I love how this flock of sandhill cranes reminds me of notes in musical score – like a feathered arpeggio…

On Looking for Something

On Looking for Something

“As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of…

Egret Strikes Through

Egret Strikes Through

After weeks of silence, this musing takes a stab at describing the pain, fear, and brutality of racial injustice during our time of upheaval

Solitary Ibis

Solitary Ibis

I have a choice, always, of how to frame my beautiful life. If I see myself as being lonely, then the emotions of loneliness are sure to follow…

We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World live only for the moment, giving all our time to the pleasures of cherry blossoms and snow and maple leaves…

Egret as Illumination

Egret as Illumination

I believe in embracing my duality, in learning to let darkness and light, peacefully co-exist, as illumination…

Flying Together

Flying Together

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or you can devote it to the audience that came to hear you perform…

Red Tail on the Hunt

Red Tail on the Hunt

See a sequence of photographs of a red tail hawk as she flew toward my camera…

A Running Start

A Running Start

Those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don’t feel like working…

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle“Mother Teresa said the problem is, we draw our family circle too small. Your family...

Go on anyway

Go on anyway

Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not…

I will not be tamed

I will not be tamed

I Will Not Be Tamed“The ancient roots of the word "art" have to do with connection, and art, at...

Projections of the collective consciousness

Projections of the collective consciousness

We can and will learn to do things differently when the need is urgent enough. One thought becomes two thoughts, becomes millions of synapses firing in a new direction…

Movement and Chaos

Movement and Chaos

“There is one thing your teacher must be,” she said, “It doesn’t matter what discipline he or she adheres to. What matters is that your teacher is…

The Winds of Grace

The Winds of Grace

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail…

Praying for us to open our eyes

Praying for us to open our eyes

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped…”

Be like snow geese

Be like snow geese

Sometimes, the light is the active subject in a photograph. Allow it to shed awareness on the beauty of…

Nature is Watching

Nature is Watching

Some thoughts on nature staring us down and taking appropriate, urgent action

Clearing

Clearing

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead…

Hidden Jewel

Hidden Jewel

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.”

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing…

The Secret Sky

The Secret Sky

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take…

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