Being in the Unknown with Family

Our construction plans screech to a halt, everything changing under our feet like the desert sand. Stop, drop, sit, wait, watch. More going on. We knew we had to get out here to fully understand the situation and what the need may be. Living close to family, living on family land, and sharing a house and every meal with family are all different things. We were prepared there would be hard work. Mo...
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Ten Thousand Feet Up

Ten thousand feet up Walking along an alpine stream warm to touch. Heaviness like a blanket, no relief the further I walk. Trees weep with open sores My spirits sink. Witnessing the suffering of the forest of spruce, lodgepole pines, The sorrow of an entire ecosystem failing. Bright growth along the stream, life would go on. The warming days threaten fish but not all the flowers....
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