Category Archives: Cycles

Appearances, envy, perspective

 We mustn’t judge our insides by other people’s outsides. (We don’t know what others struggle with, or what they  have suffered,) -Anonymous For a moment, I was back in high school, a pitifully shy, withdrawn, artistic, poetic alienated teen, who … Continue reading

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July 4, 2014 two poems and a storm

Thursday July 3 2014 After work, as the sky darkens, I throw the doors  and windows open for the wind, for the clamoring chimes, for the purification of motion. I write this in the dark. I want to be part … Continue reading

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The Circle: looking back, looking forward? What do you know for sure?

You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,  and everything tries to be round.  ~ Black Elk Black Elk Speaks John G Niehardt  University of … Continue reading

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I have told you the story about how I wished I could take my mother to Hawaii, and how, the next day, the saga unfolded and I won a trip and took her there. (Posted in Beyond Logic 6/21/13). About … Continue reading

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Encounters with a Mysterious Bird, the Roadrunner

I didn’t plan to move to the Southwest, but after making a trip here by train in the 90’s, the earthiness of the experience lingered in my psyche: the scent of Pinon Pine being burned in a fireplace. The purple … Continue reading

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Salmon:Three: The Vision at the Creek

“Beauty is real.” Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek Bantam Books 1974 ( pg 273) We don’t know what will happen. I visited the city last week. Walking along the wharf, I saw, once again, the deep teal water,  gray clouds, … Continue reading

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SALMON STORIES: One: The Scent of Forgiveness

Pastel painting of Cycle of Salmon c Suzanne Z 1999  Something about a Salmon captivates me.  Today I will tell you the first Salmon story:  The Scent of Forgiveness My father was born under the sign of Pisces, the fish, … Continue reading

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