2.13.2017

Gail Force: The Irrefutable Invitation




The call
The caw
It issued forth
          from the Crow's mouth
          but it was prayer
               on my lips.
It pierced the morning
          separating night from day.
I clung to its echoes
     the way a bird clings
     to a ferocious wind
          no choice
     as it cleaves its space from the air. 
          Slicing the indivisible
               the way a moment
               slices future from past
     yet changes in each instant
     always different, always the same.

I knew the day'd be bright
     whether or not the sun shone
for I'd spent my ~time~
     in the blackness of that night. 

 

2.06.2017

Back and Forth - A Photo Journal of Reveries


Juxtaposition on today

"Magic is just science we don’t understand yet.
 - Arthur C. Clarke

Containing Keys

 In creative work — creative work of all kinds — those who are the world’s working artists 
are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether different 
from the ordinary. Such work does not refute the ordinary. 
It is, simply, something else. 
Its labor requires a different outlook — a different set of priorities."
 - Mary Oliver

An invitation

...and a gazing within


“At worst, ​one is in motion; and at best, 
Reaching no absolute, in which to rest, 
One is always nearer by not keeping still.”
 - Thom Gunn 


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 “You can recognize a pioneer by the arrows in his back.”
- ​Beverly Rubic

Layers
Ravenwind Botanica Coriander Oil Infusing



"​Close some doors. 
Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, 
but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.”
​ - ​Paulo Coelho
Art supplies/animal findings

"But when I lean over the chasm of myself - 
it seems my God is dark
and like a web: a hundred roots
silently drinking.
This is the ferment I grow out of.
More I don't know, because my branches 
rest in deep silence, stirred only by the wind."
  - Rainer Maria Rilke

Slow Food - Nourishing Body and Soul (organic potatoes and healthy fat)

“Of all evil I deem you capable:  therefore I want good from you. 
Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings 
who thought themselves good because they had no claws."
 - Friedrich Nietzsche

Calendula: Summer Bottled

The teacher who is indeed wise 
does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom 
but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." 
 - Kahlil Gibran 

 - and Gone Again