Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.”
― Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems
on a rainy walk
covered with shining confetti
only thing I know
is that it was
‘’I’m all about possibilities and about surprises and the life force.”
when walking downtown
this just sitting on a corner
no palm trees to be found
if you are missing your coconut
did you leave it behind
did you lose it
and not notice?
“in the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.”
be filled with wonder,
be touched by peace.
quote credit: jarius l. adams
flowers found in an unexpected place – detroit, michigan, usa
what to do if there is no snowplow to be found?
where there’s a will….
a kinder will find a solution.
“wonder is the starter kit for innovation”
after walking up to this truck
i wondered about all the stories it could tell
where it’s been, who it carried, what happened
no one knows for sure
all that’s left is to imagine.
what a ride it must have been!
“i like stories that leave you wanting more,
leave you wondering, but don’t tell you everything.”
ann arbor – summer 2018
two of my grandies at the detroit zoo
experiencing the butterfly house
just who exactly
is patiently sitting with them
waiting for his identity to be discovered.
“wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table.
even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman
who lost one rubber slipper
in the middle of the woods
maybe i will
with the person
who is wearing the other
“you cannot put the same shoe on every foot. “
today we found a beautiful flower that survived
under the snow and ice and rain and arctic temperatures of january.
were very surprised.
it must be enchanted.
“the only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature
are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment.
they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.”
-g. k. chesterton