I walked into the wild, the high country, a silence, the first to the end of that sky canyon, no sight of human tracks before me on the last of the great snow embankments. I was held in my steps alongside fields of fallen rock, above hidden torrents. When I arrived, I realized it is […]
Having withdrawn from the contest, I live on the edge of town with a mind for mountains. I learned that dogs will follow if you point your feet in the other direction. So will the heart pounding whole in places where musk of warm earth vapors with the fragrance of spruce. There is always only […]
The day comes you learn what will take you by death. Not by what kills the body, but something other, by way of a sacred wound that will never heal. It will be yours alone first sensed through love, the one you can’t forget, the one for the ages. The wound is furthered by […]
This is the natural progression of things: the seed grows in the husk and then the husk sloughs off. Know the difference. There is no arrogance in either. If you must make something of a shell you no longer need, do it with love. But when you feel the wind slant and soft in some […]
To ask the questions with no answers. To learn faith is more gut than brains, more moment than memory. To find the lost way of understanding without needing to know I have.
There are those that stay and those that come and go. The sun rises either way, the creek flows as it did a thousand years ago. Our little histories intermingled against the wider sky of how the world works. It is its own and we must belong to it. Yes, our hearts break and sometimes […]
If you are ready to take up with the unknown, begin with what you know, something you can see, or hear, or touch or taste or smell. Stop trying to sense the world with words. From there, by way of natural allegory, the wild and dark matter will be rustling at the edge of your […]