Monthly Archives: September 2009

THE BIRTH OF A DAY

At first the morning sky was bleak and gray. And then a hole appeared up there as I was taking in the morning. The hole expanded and through it I could see some passing clouds glowing orange from the sun. … Continue reading

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SIMPLE PLEASURES

I surely don’t know why the little yellow butterfly flying low and high amidst the purple flowers makes me sigh. I can’t help wondering as I view its constant circling if it knows I’m watching its flight above the flowers. … Continue reading

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MUTED MORNINGS

here are those muted mornings when nothing in particular is outstanding. The sky is gray and the birds are silent and the colors of roadside flowers and grasses are drab. The wind is still. No one seems to be around … Continue reading

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THE NICKEL

I wasn’t expecting it and when  I came near it I was walking along looking at the landscape hardly aware of where my feet were taking me. By chance, I looked down. There, by the edge of the road I … Continue reading

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AS NIGHT WAS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING

I began my walk as night was slowly disappearing. I looked up at the center of the sky and saw a crescent moon dissolving its surrounding darkness. And then the gray above me took on hues of  blue. Some eastern … Continue reading

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KICKING UP

There is a path near here that runs through a grove of trees and when the sun is high this time of year sun light is filtered and lands on the ground in pieces. When  I wander through the trees … Continue reading

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AUTUMN NUDGES CLOSER

The nights are longer now We waken up to a world that’s slowly letting go of summer. Something is happening to the leaves and grasses and there is a sadness in it. Nostalgia is encouraged as memories find more room … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONS

Four homes here around the circle where we live will soon be empty — all due to the aging process. And in awhile they’ll be filled again. For quite some time there were no changes here and now transitions are … Continue reading

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ENERGY

While talk of energy proliferates in many places in places where I often wander energy is also high on the agenda — but the conversations aren’t the same. Nuclear and solar power and harvesting the wind: considerations for those younger … Continue reading

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WORDS FOR THE EYES

He hears the sounds of words but often not enough for understanding — as if a foreign tongue is spoken. That’s how it is with him. Even when he strains deciphering defies his efforts to assemble meaning. Thus he withdraws … Continue reading

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