Everything I want

Everything I wantis already hereJust step from the darknessto the shining world beyond Tiny hummingbirds come to drink from lit lanternsfooled by the beautylaughing, fly away Old age has its secretsthe masks come offand we see the day for what it isin the land of long shadows The sun crosses every zenithand sets for every soulpassages… Continue reading Everything I want

LSD and the Alternate Reality of Dementia

Being with someone who has dementia is a lot like being with someone on LSD; they are in a somewhat different reality. It seems to work best to get excited for them each “new” realization, when they tell you again what they just said 20 minutes ago. It’s certainly further developing my own capacities for… Continue reading LSD and the Alternate Reality of Dementia

Summer Fades

The sunflowers’ dark faces, shining with goldstill greet me on my walksPersevering and bright, through unforgiving sun and rainLoving every minute of their joyful livesholding court over cottontails and tiny birdsperched in their branches. The air turns cool, and now, dead headsoutnumber the blossomsfeeding the hungry birds,it’s what they have to offer now,during the end… Continue reading Summer Fades

I AM DONE (An Ode to Quitting)

I am done with thisI’m finished, I’m through.I have had enoughI’m moving on.I am ending this relationship,friendship,acquaintance.I quit this club, I retract my pledgeI am leaving this placevacating this premisesdropping off the keyForgetting this town.I’m dumping my belongingsI don’t need them,I am done. I am quitting this platformdeleting my accountwithdrawing my depositstearing up contractsignoring the… Continue reading I AM DONE (An Ode to Quitting)

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… Continue reading Being in the Unknown with Family

Being with Changing Times

Chaos happens. It feels like we’re amidst uncertain times. How do we ride this wave of change? Is the Sonoma County blaze, which ravaged our cities and countryside last month, leaving so much disaster in its wake, a freak accident? Or is it the herald of big changes underfoot, as unusual climactic conditions portend things to… Continue reading Being with Changing Times