Arches National Park, poetry

Ancient Sentinels

Ancient Sentinels ~ the ancients are here watching for signs of wisdom will love or fear rule ~ This photo from Cindy Knoke looks like an alien world but is actually Arches National Park in Utah. You can explore more beautiful landscapes on Cindy’s post called Sedna. Beauty, light, darkness, mystery and change all exist in…

All Saints Day Franciscan Media

Haunted or Hallowed?

Haunted or Hallowed ~ hateful warlords corporate mouthpieces media hysteria fearful mobs endless wars systemic poverty climate crisis ~ connections life and death opportunities hidden in challenges will we divide in fear or unify in love choices are looming the time is now hallowed be thy name ~ All Saints’ Day, aka All Hallows’ Day, All…

poetry, beauty, dreams

Soulful Whispers

Soulful Whispers ~ soulful whispers echo in my mind vibrations dancing through my body awakened pathways from my heart will you come play with me will you trust the unknown will you dare to dream again ~ the questions haunt my dreams mysteries teasing my awareness potentials that call for expression rather than feel sad about…

road trip,

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins My trip finally begins today. My things are in storage, my bags are packed, my car is repaired and I’m ready to hit the road. I expect to be on the road for about a month. I may post if I’m inspired or I may give myself a vacation from all routines, problems…

beauty, travel, views

Hasta La Vista

Hasta La Vista A lot has changed this week. I turned down the subsidized apartment that I was planning to move into. After spending some time in the apartment and building, I realized that I would not like living there. The environment is depressing and the city noise is non-stop. I’m a light sleeper and…

dreams, stagnation, floating, indecision

Floating Dreams

Floating Dreams Just two months ago, my dreams were floating lazily along like the leaves in this photo. Now, they’re frozen, along with me, the temperature and this creek. As to what’s the best solution, it might simply be time. Waiting, and allowing life to bring new energy, ideas and opportunities as the seasons progress. My…

Foul Winds, pollution, poetry

Foul Winds

Foul Winds   gray skies from the east rampant pollution to the south arid land begging for water in the west tar sand and pipelines descend from the north ~ despair in too many homes war in too many lands will humans ever grow up or is this the end of man ~ will the…

Awesome Stories 208

This week Awesome Stories brings you stars of wonder, better education, safe havens, compassion and getting unstuck. Education to Change the World This post by Steve McCurry reminds us how education can change lives, and maybe even the world using a poignant series of photos and quotes. I have great respect for teachers and appreciate…

photography, vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi Rumi’s quote reminds me that vulnerability is often a gateway for intimacy, both with myself and others. I was talking to a friend at Unity recently and she mentioned how much see enjoyed my post on Bitter Medicine. She…

Death with Dignity

Dying with Dignity

I admire the courage of Brittany Maynard. Brittany has chosen to be the determiner of when and how she will die. She has a terminal and incurable form of brain cancer. The normal progression of the illness would be slow and very painful. She and her husband moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s Death…