The Ocean Life

I am a sea creature swimming in the Beloved’s warm current. I fly, flip and turn in perfect weightlessness. Never do I have to return to that dense, land-locked realm Where each step leaves a heavy footprint. Here, in the blissful blue, I float on wonder,...

Coyote Chorus

My cat hears it before I do. She lifts her head from my lap and cocks her ears. What is it? I ask. Her eyes widen. Then the ribbon of sound lilts on the morning air, a high call, a harmonizing wail, and the full chorus sings in the dawn. Such is the practice of...
The Unwrapping

The Unwrapping

The gift has been given and only awaits its unwrapping. Each momentary miracle, like when that precious blue jay lands in my mind and then appears in the fountain. When I envision my dream house and realize I already live in it. When my lover becomes my very self. Its...

Row Gently

  I rowed this boat so darn hard, I must have broken a thousand oars on rocks and shallow depths, always trying, trying to get there to that shore of love, safety, and beauty. I rowed and rowed, flipped over and back up until my arms ached, my nose filled with...
Focus on the True

Focus on the True

Recently, in the Pecos Wilderness of northern New Mexico, I came upon countless wild roses. With their delicate strength, they provided a rich contemplation for me. When photographing flowers I love to play with focus, zeroing in on the crucial moment, so that all...