Sunday, June 29, 2014

Arctic Terns

They travel from the arctic circle to the estuary's around Anchorage to breed. Cute little buggers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Contrast

Beach grass always appears soft, but is actually quite stiff and pokey.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014



My brain sunk down in the gutter
stinking water streaming past
carcasses of thoughts
beliefs that I cling to in desperation
trying to make it all worthwhile
Jettisoned like the material nonsense that they are

What it means to live
to be alive
To exist in a time and place that matters
Ignoring these things
Is Madness
Up is down, down is up
Nothing can ever be right
No matter how long and hard
I try

I skin myself
Long strips of flesh exposed
The purest form of agony
Can't you see how authentic I am
How much I've learned
How much I've listened
How much I've become

I know other refuges
We whisper to each other
This is the right path
This is the only path
The demon of success whispers
With us
You've worked hard to walk
The path of triumph

Yet I find myself in the stinking gutter
Brain deep as it can go
In the filthy muck
Now dipping exposed flesh

This feels wrong

Return to the start point
Expose my true self
My skin is on
My flesh returned to the inside
Where it belongs
My clothes are on
I am calm
Oh... this is who I am ?

I blush.

I thought the benefit was
The higher way
The self- learning
The listening
The becoming
But I was...

I have been lost.

I am Humbled.
Humility,was the lesson.

This, then, is finally the beginning.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Carpet for Early Summer

Some of these photos are enchanting. Amazing I was there, and all I was thinking about was trying to get a flower shot. And what would be a good angle...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Finding Peace

I had one of those huge epiphanies a person can have today.  It's an internal one- something that you might feel at times in your life, not necessarily right now. But I am too stressed, pushed too hard. 110% all of the time, for years. I had just this moment of peace today,and realized how long it has been since I felt that. This is no way to live. So, I'm working towards finding that place daily.   Because this is going to kill me if I don't.