Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feeding the Soul

These days. These days, how does one feed their soul?
How does one keep HOPE alive?
We return to nature,
where we feel small in the bigness of our earth.
We read to find connection,
to find what we need
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We see the world through our heart,
intentionally framing all we see, looking for the light in all. 

Log that held Rock, *see below

We look for old friends
again and again.

And when they're not right in view, 
we look again...
we widen the circle,
we look closer and further.

And we walk together,
for together we are stronger

'In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, 
a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment' 
~Maxine Hong Kingston  

We embrace the history, even as time marches on.

We seek balance and look for openings that will support us
during these days.

We search for this.

We don't give up.

We find our way around the roadblocks of life
We refused to remain locked in to things that are not working,
are unjust and do not serve us and our fellow man.

No matter how small what we are doing seems,
we keep doing it because that is what feeds us.

Today we went on a short hike to our regular trail.

We embraced the warmth of the sun, the coolness of the breeze, 
the songs of the birds
and the fun of our traditions.

*We looked for my old friend Rock.
I look every time we hike this trail, 
but many years have passed.

You first met Rock on my first find.
Then again for a second time.

And then again for a recap on the hike where I impressed the Forest Ranger 
with my story of

We took many of our traditional two of us selfies.
They almost always have J.'s head partially cut off.
That's how we roll :)

May you find ways to move through these days with grace, humor and lots of love,
Take care,

Photos by NAE ©2018