What you see

The full moon last night, the Flower Moon, looked like a glowing orb, plugged in and pulsing. The earth tilts away, clicking off time zones. Each set of eyes that take it in join in the rare moment of seeing things the same way. Perfectly beautiful. Speechless. Responding to beauty is one of the things…

Invisible Planes

A song inspired by Felix Baumgartner‘s freefall to earth, and other unlikely acts of love. ‪ Like Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, Baumgartner’s long-distance luge to earth was both otherworldly and at the same time within reason. After he slid back down to the ground from the stratosphere, he stood up, brushed himself off, and cheered. It wasn’t that he…

Fly fishing

The losses we incur pose as weights– leaden sinkers that line our pockets and drag us down. But take a fly fish hook of fur, feathers, lead weight and wire, cast out far to slice past the surface to the river’s inside. We are like that. Reeling in the gains, the tungsten loss just heavy enough to…

Life | Still beautiful

Back from a walk to the edge of town, past the cemetery, the horses, my friend’s garden plot, train tracks and newly planted wheat. The gravel road is peppered with rocks that trigger lecture hall memories: conglomerate, quartz, limestone, metamorphic, schist. Today the colors were luminous –flamingo pink, pumpkin orange, mustard ochre… Each pebble with…