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poop

the caterpillar looked like bird poop. i watched as it voraciously ate the lemon tree leaves…. (and if i am honest, i felt a little like poop at the moment, and every bit as gluttonous) . we are all made … Continue reading

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Bowing: an invitation

Her tail was a flurry as she pounced down to pray…. oh you say? don’t i mean PLAY… perhaps it is you, who have lost your way… for in honest play who can deny the communion with the divine? To … Continue reading

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Dog Training 101

you are talking at me with words i do not understand, and i am talking to you with every tilt of my head and paddle of my paw… but neither of us know how to ┬álisten…. the tension between us … Continue reading

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moon play

when i can not see the stars in the sky, or the sun reflected in the moon, You come into my dark night and bow… seeing in me what i can not see.. oh LOVE! You mean the Moon to … Continue reading

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Blue skies and shadows

Somedays we are so focused on our reverie, we fail to see the shadows that are right over our heads! I stand in a field of green looking up at a sky of blue – thrilled by the sight of … Continue reading

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pointing

an ancient Buddhist teaching tells me ┬áthe finger pointing to the moon is not the moon. neither is your beak the sun, yet You point me to it, and the radiance of this day. a finger, a beak or a … Continue reading

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Spring, Leap, Soar

walking by the river i see a crescent cresting pale rainbows glisten off the fin, as joy bursts forth. Soar and leap, spring into the moment, Rise up! Paradise is here.

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