Category Archives: seasons

unbroken unity.

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nothing like the feel of

walking on a lake of solid ice

remembering how it felt

swimming in its warm water

pure magic

“in the arctic, the inuit say water and land are the same;

they’re an unbroken unity.

in the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way,

and in the summer, you move around on the water.”

*-john ralston saul

 

 

*John Ralston Saul (born 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is known for being thought-provoking and ahead of its time, leading him to be called a “prophet” by Time and to be included in Utne Reader’s list of the world’s leading thinkers and visionaries.

just living is not enough.

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on the cusp of summer

walking by the river

three hours

before the season’s return. 

 

‘just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

-hans christian andersen

 

 

 

 

hunron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2020

sing me a song.

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“It is the first mild day of March:

Each minute sweeter than before…

There is a blessing in the air,

Which seems a sense of joy to yield

To the bare trees, and mountains bare,

And grass in the green field…

We from to-day, my Friend, will date

The opening of the year.

Love, now an universal birth,

From heart to heart is stealing,

From earth to man, from man to earth:

—It is the hour of feeling.’

~William Wordsworth (1770–1850), “To My Sister”

 

 

 

art credit: ‘sing me a song,’ by caitlin welz-stein