Navigating by the Sun

All directions meet in your hand. Open it and read the compass you hold.

Because,

until you’re sure which direction you face, there is no knowing

Are you watching a sunrise or the sun set. It matters, you see.

Are we moving, now, into a fresh day

or a long, dark night.

So, read the compass with care.

Either way, change is coming.

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The Coming Storm

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The dark clouds climb in the distance. And there’s time. There’s time to hustle down the ridge ahead of the rising wind. Time to get inside before the path gets slick and turns dangerous.

But, there’s also time to find a firm place to stand and face the coming winds and driving rains. Time to stay and to shout into the raging storm.

It’s time to chose where to stand as the thunder rolls in.

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Photo Credit: Anita Bowen Photography

 

On Weeding

So many things are urgent and demanding; too many things require constant attention. My garden is not one. It’s too big, too sprawling, and always needs some attention…but there’s no hurry in it.

Really, there’s no point in rushing; there’s no end to the job. Weeding is a lot like laundry. There’s no way to actually finish doing laundry, and there’s no way to finish weeding. Continue reading “On Weeding”

In the Beginning

What if it didn’t all start in formless Darkness; with the Spirit moving across the face of the deep calling out, “Let there be Light.”

What if, instead, it all started in Light and Heat, formless and void. What if, it was all formless burning with the Spirit moving through the Light and over the face of the deep calling out, “Let there be Darkness.” And the light receded making room for Shadow. Continue reading “In the Beginning”

Standing Back to Back

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We stand together at the brink of December’s end. The year of 2017 is lurching, exhausted, to a close.  With a mix of relief and of trepidation I prepare to turn the last calendar page of 2017 to uncover January 2018.  I feel more than a bit hesitant to let another year in after the chaos we are preparing to sweep out the door. Continue reading “Standing Back to Back”