Raven And I Are One With God

Raven And I Are One With God

Ravens are the largest of the Corvids, a group of birds whose behavior tops the Avian IQ test. ~Craig Childs At what point does everyday language elevate to prayer? For humans, there is a distinct difference, mainly in attitude held during the petition, between language and prayer. Although, prayer is increasingly frequently an act to […]

Unhappy Rains

Unhappy Rains

Rains are waiting beyond the window, rains that are always sad. Was there ever a time when rains were happy? ~Shariar Mandanipour I can never recall a time when I was happy to see rain. Never ever. Not even one time. I’ve been battling rains all Summer those so this season seems worse than most. […]

Scraped Raw

Scraped Raw

The hot sun drops Its blood red tongue Across a powder blue sky ~Teresa Gallion For four weeks, I missed Chicago’s summer tongue, the sunshine, the gaiety of warm days and long bicycle rides along a lake that seems as big as an ocean. Instead, I was working halfway around the world in two locations […]

I Have Seen ‘The Bear’

I Have Seen ‘The Bear’

I don’t want to see the bear. I just like the tingle in my spine telling me there is one nearby. ~Craig Childs I have seen “The Bear” up close and personal along with three cubs waddling across the road, not 20 feet from where I stood with a camera mounted on a tripod snapping […]

A Soulscape Mirror

A Soulscape Mirror

Landscape is what keeps me sane in a world that would have me believe that I am mad. ~Terry Tempest Williams Landscape may not keep me sane, I hope to never be completely sane, but it does keep me dreaming. Not just any landscape. Forests…meh. Mountains…nice to view as a beacon on the horizon from […]

Stone Bones

Stone Bones

What is it about stones in a wash, on a beach, by a river that draws us down to pick one up and carry it home as a talisman? ~Terry Tempest Williams I am a collector of stones. When I walk in wilderness, my eyes scan the ground like a dog sniffs out piss or […]

The Raven Shits

The Raven Shits

The raven for being so black Shines brighter than silver. ~Bonnie Buckley Maldonado I once befriended Raven, a jet black, obsidian feathered Raven. She descended from on high like a demigod barely flexing a wing muscle until she pulled up her feathered arms to perch on a slender branch in the gnarled tree I was […]

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