Category Archives: home

a good place.

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what a lovely little place

discovered on a walk in the woods

nestled beneath the old trees

resting on a blanket

of the softest pine needles

open to all who happen by

who lives here?

“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”

-sharon salzberg

 

 

 

 

 

nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018

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bridge.

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how lovely it would be

to walk across this little bridge each day

 leave the busy world behind

to enter once again

 the quiet calm called home.

“praise the bridge that carried you over.”

-george colman 

 

 

 

 

 

ann arbor, mi, usa – on geddes road

the smallest feline is a masterpiece. – leonardo da vinci

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and we have added to our family once again.

this handsome fellow,

a flyweight

weighing in at just 8 pounds

and 8 years old

has lived a hard life

first on his own

surviving

on the mean streets

with scars, and cuts, and ruffled fur

then with a family

who may not have fully appreciated his charms

and he was sent away

to spend his days in a small cage

 with nothing but an uncertain future

and a short timeline ahead

but he has persevered

against all odds.

and when we walked into the shelter

and he reached

with

a tiny ginger paw

out of his cell

to wave to us

and called out

with a little voice

we knew

he had been waiting a long time

to meet us

just as

we had been waiting a long time

to meet him.

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and when

we carried him into the cottage

he

was instantly transformed

into

the most affectionate and gentle cat

we have ever met

and knew that he was home at last.

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(he has been lovingly named nacho, and he is the furry one with the orange hair.)