interdependence

how long does it take for one sparkler to burn? rolled in china by far away hands, shipped overseas to our hungry hearts. how long does it take for my breath to travel around the world? this air is ancient and millions have come before us. we are just little pieces of earth that stand …

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Celebrating Lover Earth

I have returned from five days in the woods on Orcas Island from the always wild, curious and beloved EcoSex Gathering…Celebrating Lover Earth. The intention of this gathering is to view our earth as our beloved, as our lover. It is a coming together to celebrate ourselves and the earth as well as navigate our …

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christmas morning

it’s a quiet relief in the city without the wash of cars and moaning trucks. no shuffle of pedestrians or their problems : i slide along the night’s snowfall past cozy homes full of fire and laughter, and shiny excess. stuffing their eyes and bellies with sweets and half purposed dreams. i walk alone, unattached. …

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Winter Solstice

the brilliant seed of summer rests in patient vigilance inside the stark bloom of Winter’s Welcome.   herald New Light! on the island of confluence, the seeping sap of spring yearns below the surface,   while White Darkness waits.   glistening, long lit stars in her majesty’s fold of Virginal Remembrance: pure.   a woman …

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Forty Insights.

I wanted to write something useful…something insightful but instead there’s an echo in my heart and it’s a thousand flitting memories that flicker in the strange dark glow of emotions, washed with the blue of time that passes like clouds changing shape, rearranging this curious aging… I dreamed of ancient women illustrated on handmade rice …

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when we die

the memories, oh how there are thousands, millions of them now that flit across my mind. like dragonfly wings over water. where do they all go when we die? the song is hovering tonal and i’m looking at the lines of my face in mirror and the texture of my skin that has captured sun’s rays …

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The Truth of the Heart

Follow your heart. Listen to your heart. The truth of the heart is something our culture seems to both idealize and demonize. I have always had a loud heart voice. It has never let me down even as it has encouraged me to take wild leap after leap in my own life. I have often …

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white darkness

the snow slid slick under spinning tires. the rubber running over ground, stretching out the miles in her mind’s eye. he had asked her, ‘do you know what falling is like?” ‘falling amidst dark stars?” she only laughed. he was a poet, an illusion dreamt in half-waking, while the white season waited. Venus faded in …

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>Unpack i’m unpacking for the sixth time in 2 months.the soft cobalt rayon of india runs through my fingers,bright pink skirt with copper buckles’ shine:it’ll run dye right out onto the fabrics of memory,as the song of the brilliant garden undulates out of laptop speakersechoes a life that hovered effervescent. the hardness of this suitcase …

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