loss

Protecting hearth and home

Something I love is being threatened. My ancestors were among the first to settle this land. I am at home here and when I walk these crisped leaf-laden paths, the souls of my feet grind the skins of these trees into soil that’s alive with my heritage. Strength and fortitude has nourished this soil, these &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Bay of Fundy, community, connection to place, earth, fear, landscape, loss, nature, wild spaces | 10 Comments

Between life and death

The robins called first; frantic, insistent.  I saw the tiger-coloured cat hunched by the edge of the lawn, mouth full.  As I moved toward it, the cat dropped its prize and ran down the driveway. A tiny chipmunk lay there, heaving. I picked him up, and looked him all over. Although there were scuff marks &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: change, contradiction, loss, nature, thoughts | 16 Comments

Softly sowing

“So every day So every day I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God, one of which was you.” ~ Mary Oliver When we push our faces into the light, how can we anticipate the many ways we will be twisted and broke wide open or how a hard, dark &hellip Continue reading »

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