Yesterday while hiking through the Tusten Mountain Trail, I came upon this snail, glommed snuggly against this old rotting log, attempting to heal the crack in its shell. Its healing mantel and vulnerable inner membrane caught my eye and I paused to examine it and my own vulnerability […]
In solitude you navigate Reflections in mud Scurrying ever feverishly Constructing small nests Seeking, scouting, looking for prey Paralyzing stings Through flight you carry them as fare So future will feed Opening, closing, daubing more Deposit more prey Sealing secrets, storing your own Mud thickens, piles grows All […]
How does one recognize their authenticity? Brené Brown’s research and research by Carl Jung, points toward vulnerability, courage, and boundaries. It is important to me to live my life authentically and I wonder how much I FULLY live authentically day-to-day. So often I am weighted with decisions to […]
Recently I was faced with some tough emotional decisions. In the moment I felt I was in a large paper bag filled with tiny pieces of paper representing the emotions, thoughts, and perceptions of others. As the bag continued to fill, I began to feel overwhelmed because I […]
As I became aware of time yesterday, I no longer sat in the moment with my 6+ hours of gliding outdoors, surrounded by tweets and twerps, and flitting hummingbirds. Instead I became conscious of how long I was sitting in front of my computer editing photos. While not […]
Yesterday I was back into teacher mode for most of the day, working with colleagues. It takes me a while to soak up all the perspectives and ideas before I am ready to share. I’m not sure if my long processing pauses are sparked more from […]
Reflecting on Grandma Zim and observing the nature of my backyard birds.