Lost?

Lost?…Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. Lost? The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you. -David Wagoner

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Take a breath…Enjoy the present moment for it is fleeting.

In field and forest, and in the animal world sheltered therein, indeed in every garden, a reality is perceptible that is infinitely more real, older, deeper and more wondrous than everything made by people, and that will yet endure, when the inanimate, mechanical and concrete world again vanishes, becomes rusted and falls into ruin.” -Albert Hofmann

In the midst of grief – joy exists…

We are not created or destroyed, we are constantly transferred, shifted and renewed. Everything we are is given to us. Death does not come when a body is too exhausted to live. Death comes, because the brilliance inside us can only be contained for so long. We do not die. We pass on. We pass on the lightning burning through our throats. when you leave me I will not cry for you. I will run into the strongest wind I can find and welcome you home.” Michael Lee.