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Colorado means “ruddy” or “red” in Spanish, a reference to the color of the waters of the Colorado River–often a rich muddy brown from silt run off and mountain decay. Just another coincidence that the prompt for this week is color as I visit a state that is one of my homes and is possibly [...]
Been thinking about frogs lately. There’s one, yet unseen, that has been somewhere in the vicinity of the northwest corner of the yard all summer long. He’s still there, singing a lonely song as the cool creeps in. No one joined him, or at least if they did they didn’t sing–or at the same moment [...]
I have this vague memory that we have discussed this on the VTH before, so stop me if you have heard this (no wait, you can’t, I am blogging) but recent events here at the Cathedral in Spokane have led me to think once again about my funeral. I enjoy this by the way; it [...]
My heart is thirsty for the aroma of fontanelle Sweetness that takes up residence and is never dislodged. How do these tiny seemingly helpless beings Bring such light and air to a world grown stuffy? Maybe in through our own soft spots in the most protected heart of our hearts that secret place that lets [...]
Poem of the Month ~ September 2009Pablo Neruda was a prolific poet and endlessly imaginative man. His poetry reveals the spirit of a lover – impassioned, generous, earthy and potent. He is at home with himself, his body, his sexuality, the natural world, and the fertile dark . This poem delights and quiets me. I [...]
Watching romantic movies Half-heartedly wishing I had that gene in my lineup. Was I behind the door, as they say? Or just occupied with fixing the door, painting the door? Appreciating the sentiment But wondering: ‘What about when all that romance goes awry, heads south for the winter– and the parting is nasty, litigious unloving?’ [...]