Five Ages

The first age was a small red berry the bud of humanity and the red fruit in the garden at dawn. Some great unknown is about to escape into the present tense, so clear that only God can see it all the way about a circumference, chopped half in diameter, rose of the birth and

Seattle Bag End

I dreamt I went to visit Bag End, The Shire, and it was in Seattle. The place had been equipped with an electric tea kettle and a satellite-powered doorbell. Gandalf the Grey opened the door and barked at me for not checking my PO box lately. He told me to stop worrying about healthcare and

Notes from Karl Marlantes at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall, WA, 2012

Don Juan – death is over your shoulder in war & spirituality, be in the present moment. Loss of ego and awareness of death. “Psycho-spiritual”. Kali- Hindu Dark Goddess who eats things (Sam’s tattoo). Buddhism – demons guard the gates of heaven. “Troparian” – a kind of Orthodox song Zenia of Petersburg was a Holy

Ice Above, Summer Below

I dreamt that Linne Doran and Mosswood Hollow froze over in a new mini ice age. Everybody at Lake Margaret’s modest elevation had to flee down the hill because the ice came so quickly. It was an enchanted kind of ice, brought on by some untrustworthy spirits, and mysterious beasts now ruled the new winter

A Neighborhood of Creatures

I am thankful that I get to live in such a place where Bald Eagle and other majestic raptors habitually fly past our windows while I’m doing dishes, Deer crosses our driveway, Salmon swims up the creek in our backyard, Cougar and Bobcat prowls the forest next door, Coyote howls in the night and our

A Tug at My Hem

For a few weeks now I have been experiencing something strange: a sensation of someone small who is gently tugging at the hem of my skirt or around the knees of my pants. It’s not very strong, but is strong enough to turn and look to see who’s doing it, yet I see nobody there.

River Otters and Sockeye Salmon in Woodinville

We saw three river otters today, and a whole bunch o’ spawning sockeye salmon! The otters we’re totally showing off for us, getting out of the water onto logs where their thick wet fur shimmered in the terrestrial air, catching fish and dramatically devouring them. The sockeye salmon were huge, bright red and green and

Cat Love Needed

I need more cat love in my life. Currently I am two states away from my kitty, who is living with my Grandma while I am here at Anake. If you or someone you know are a cat, or knows a cat, please consider allowing me to come snuggle and play with you. Especially if

Synonyms for Bright

I love it when my face smells like bow-drill smoke. Synonyms for Bright adjectives: shining, glowing in appearance blazing, brilliant, dazzling, flashing, glistening, glittering, golden, intense, luminous, radiant, shimmering, shiny, silvery, sparkling, sunny, vivid, ablaze, aglow, alight, argent, auroral, beaming, burning, burnished, coruscating, effulgent, fulgent, fulgid, glaring, gleaming, glossy, illuminated, illumined, incandescent, irradiated, lambent, light,

Conversations of Mountains and Angels

My friend J: Last night I dreamt of angels at play in the high mountain forests of the Sierra Nevadas, as you and I had spoke of them while we walked there in the groves of light. Now, I can’t think of angels as separate from birds. And the conversations between them and us are sustaining

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