beings being

beings being

lettuce dances. did you know that? i saw it today perform Swan Lake, its last song sung before it was flung into my burrito, a picnic in the wind. chairs also sing, performing improvisations as we sit static unsuspecting of anything more than a chance to rest. (our...
Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight—how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything...
The Value of Small Things

The Value of Small Things

The Event of a Thread — Day 6 “It is hard to be brave,” said Piglet, sniffing slightly, “when you’re only a Very Small Animal.” Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: “It is because you are a very small...
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

: Sophie’s information integration system : there is a lot to process. the place that i am in includes both the physical landscape and my own body. a lot of things are different than i am used to. Koumaria is: warm and dry. the ground is hard and it is hard to release...

Our Weird and Wonderful Ways

:: A Family Collaboration :: i have been thinking a lot lately about co-existence. this summer has brought a lot of odd changes to my life and apartment. once a solitary yoga haven where i could write, eat, and create in a void, it is now going to be occupied by a...

It Bugs Me Out

:: Fear Continues to Rage On :: so i did it again. i freaked out because i am afraid of things that aren’t going to hurt me. last night, i resolved to shower in the outside shower. our inside one is right next to my parents’ room and my mom goes to bed early. so...

The Messages from Inside and Out

:: Yoga/Suzuki Revelations :: we don’t have to be straight all the time! when i try to “be straight,” i find myself locking into a position rather than fluidly remaining upright. the key is to release into whatever pose or position i find myself in—straight, crooked,...

The Animal Way

everybody is all a-flutter this morning. (except for Dad—he’s always just kind of swimming along.) that must be it.  my parents raised me to be a Lobsterbird. my mother, lover of birds and flowers and that of the Earth. her energy, while always big, comes in huge...

Where We Are in Space

this morning i did yoga outside in the 90 degree heat, bugs swirling all around, sweat profusely dripping off my body… it was glorious. i practiced for so long, zoning in on my breath, on my center, and moving so slowly that i could gauge where either of them were at...

More Cosmic Motion

:: Transit of Venus – An Auspicious Day! :: while in Seminyak, Karen sent me this about the Transit of Venus. from Planet Waves, by Eric Francis.   Transit of Venus: Embracing the Solar Feminine    Dear Friend and Reader:   “As the apple...