"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." (Carl Jung)
Under the Cherokee Moon

 

 

September - Month of the Nut Moon

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I Recommend and Use

On The Nightstand
  • Dog Songs
    Dog Songs
    by Mary Oliver
  • The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
    The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
    by Bernd Heinrich
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Sacred Wilderness
    Sacred Wilderness
    by Susan Power
Wednesday
Sep172014

Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,

the uneaten fruits crumbling damply
in the shadows, unmattering back

from the particular island
of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere

except underfoot, moldering
in that black subterranean castle

of unobservable mysteries - roots and sealed seeds
and the wanderings of water. This

I try to remember when time's measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay - how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.

(Mary Oliver)

Sunday
Sep072014

Native to my Blood

'There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.” 
― Bliss Carman
Saturday
Sep062014

A Sense of Place

“I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer -- and what trees and seasons smelled like -- how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich.” 
― John Steinbeck
Wednesday
Aug202014

Bloom

"Bloom where you are planted and sow where you are fed...” 

 

Stella Payton
Sunday
Aug172014

Grace

“You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it. ” 
― Mary Oliver
Sunday
Aug102014

Transformation

“Beauty is transformed over time, and not without destruction.” 
 ― Terry Tempest WilliamsWhen Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice