Monday, February 28, 2011

Harbinger of Spring!

Blowing in with the sleet and hail
A wet robin seeks refuge
in our crabapple tree.
First harbinger of Spring
At   l  o  n  g   last!

Reality is always incomplete

Coco walking on the frozen Merrimack at Sunset, Concord, NH 2/18/11

"We actualize reality, without ever completing it, with stories. Our stories are never finished; and therefore never unfinished. If reality itself is always incomplete, each moment becomes complete in itself, lacking nothing." *

quote from The World is Made of Stories by David R. Loy, page 40

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What is Awareness?

Blue Herons nesting at rookery near Epsom, NH   4/2/10
"Awareness is a bird that flies around picking up a leaf here, a twig there – a habit, an opinion – and weaves them into a nest. 

Instead of flying freely, the bird becomes obsessed with improving its nest. It always seems to need more attention." *