Category Archives: discovery

discovery shopping.


(not me, but a baby who shops with my same level of fervor as she fills her cart)

i love the adventure of shopping at t.j. maxx

walking in, not knowing what kind of treasure i’ll find

one can never enter

looking for a particular thing or size

you have to keep an open mind

 be willing to discover as you go

i don’t enjoy regular shopping

but this

is almost a sport

a discovery scavenger hunt

going up and down the aisles

 filling my cart

with all kinds of things i didn’t know that i needed

or that they even existed

like the stuffed duck with four legs

the vintage style pink baby reindeer with white snow glitter

and a pinecone falling off of it

a very soft blanket with woodland creatures and plants

a sweater that is my exact favorite shade of green

the thai chili and lime bath soap

i cannot believe that no one bought these treasures before i arrived

it’s all a matter of luck and timing!

“a discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”

-albert szent gyorgyi

make way for the answer.


when you

arrive at work in the dark

leave work in the light

go to get in your car

noticing that you’ve parked

in front of a cool old rusty thing and a bone 

and you wonder what the story is.


“to respect a mystery is to make way for the answer.”
― criss jami

up for a stroll?


The longest road in the world to walk is from Cape Town (South Africa) to Magadan (Russia).

No need for planes or boats, there are bridges. 

It’s 22,387 km and it takes 4,492 hours to run it.

It would be 187 days walking non-stop, or 561 days walking 8 hours a day.

The route passes through 17 countries, six time zones and all seasons of the year.

“all walking is discovery, on foot we take the time to see things whole.”

*-hal borland

*Harold “Hal” Glen Borland was an American author, journalist and naturalist. In addition to writing many non-fiction and fiction books about the outdoors, he was a staff writer and editorialist for The New Yorker.


credits: united humanists



a collection of treasured magic crystals found a frosty playground


“every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal,

a moment of time is related to the whole, 

and partakes of the perfection of the whole.”

-ralph waldo emerson

raised from the earth.


 happy discoveries

we found our way in and out of the corn maze

by following the grandies through the rows and fields

then found hot air balloons

followed their colors

past the moon and the trees

saw their beautiful flight and landing

 all on an afternoon spent among things raised from the earth.


“imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from earth.”

– letitia elizabeth landon



the theory of loose parts and the right to be creative.

(kinders live this every day)

“in any environment,

both the degree of inventiveness and creativity,

and the

possibility of discovery,

are directly proportional

to the number

and kind of

variables in it.”

-theory credit: Simon Nicholson – The Theory of Loose Parts, 1971

dance ’round.


found the fairy woods and troll hollow
tucked away in the middle of the trees

when your eyes are open

there is always so much to discover.

“we dance round in a ring and suppose,

but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”

-robert frost