If you can master patience you can master everything.

  I no longer remember where I found this quote or whose it is but its truthfulness clearly stayed with me.   I used my own photo for this art journal page, of a lovely snail I found while walking after a rainy day last spring. I've been fascinated by snails and turtles ever since.... Continue Reading →

Snakeskin

  Once, as a child, an explorer, I saw a trace. Tucked between rows of stones in a stonewall lit by sunlight was a shiny near see-through snakeskin.   The fascinating fragile skin was equal to the thing, not a trace it was to me but as real as the snake it had contained.  ... Continue Reading →

Now

As I open myself to living closer to the space where the horizon lies   I see my achievements lining up like trees along a path that leads into the distance behind me.   I am letting go. I am letting a tired letting go pervade me,   tired of people around me wearing the... Continue Reading →

Heartsex

Through heartsex, the body opening to another, I feel the sky open at the centre of my heart, through my body and out beyond it.

Water

    I love water to wash with, to sink into in a hot bath and to swim out in when it's vast. Even if it's just in a glass,   why can't we be without? It dissolves our edges.

Cold

  Fingers have turned to steel inside leather gloves.     Dark trees have dropped their leaves and stand mute.     Your friend is blowing smoke as she speaks.

Food

  They say we need to eat to live. If they mean food for our bodies, relief from our hunger and a boost   of energy, then it's true. And if it's nourishment they mean, being with others, giving to people, doing what you love, acceptance, then that we live to eat is true.

What makes winter

  Unquestionably, those brown bare branches standing out on a clear blue sky. The chilly fresh air pinching when you go for a walk, even though it may be sunny. Appreciating the sunlight when it does grace a day, knowing it doesn't last much into the afternoon. Getting comfortable early with a book in bed... Continue Reading →

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