Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peacefulness of the land

"While I stood there, I saw more than I can tell 
and I understood more than I saw." 
-Black Elk

May the peacefulness of the land speak to our souls 
and linger upon the wintry limbs of our hearts this season.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Early Morning

Early this morning, I woke to load the stove with wood. As I made my way back upstairs to bed, I heard a strange call. I laid under the blankets and waited. It called again, longer this time. I woke Kimi. "Listen," I whispered. "Listen. There's an owl." We listened to the soft hoot, the first we've heard in our woods since being here. "Stay. Mark your territory", I pleaded silently. These woods are more yours than mine.