Cutting the sword through space connects me closely to: trees with new leaves, blue sky, the sun, a waterfall. A more direct and physical connection to nature that I can feel in my body.
Jump with shiny ferns (It feels good to jump around in the forest. Even better to count and grunt and make deep noises, let the body loose, dangle around, hop up and down…and see a floor of ferns shining in the forest as you bounce around.)
Oh look! It’s green leaves / and blue sky that sun shines through / and shines in my eyes
About 20 years ago a little collie puppy ran up to me at this spot in Monotomy Rocks Park and wanted to play. I smiled but didn’t want to trouble the owner. It’s taken me a while, but now I’m ready to play.
Several gorgeous days in a row provide a special opportunity to run around with a stick. Even in the midst of coronavirus, leaves turn green.
Seeds stuck to the core / the wind blowing and blowing / someday they’ll let go (Notes: Sometimes I feel like the seed, attached so tightly I’m stuck. The wind is blowing, I see other seeds flying in the breeze, and wonder if I can fly too. Maybe it happens quietly in the night when no one is watching).
the morning blessing — to lift your hands to the sky / and watch clouds roll by (Notes: There is something so reassuring about watching clouds move in the sky. It doesn’t take long — I just look at them for five seconds or more, and their motion sinks in to my body. A peaceful and relaxed feeling, connected to … Read More
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