Longest Night

photo by Elizabeth

Happy Winter Solstice!

Many will sing and hold vigil tonight so that the Sun can sleep deep & long and then rise in the morning renewed, ready to begin a brand new day & year. In many traditions, tomorrow marks New Year’s Day in honor of Solar Time.

May this be a year of increasing peace, compassion for others and oneself, potable water & food for all and the building of a kinder inclusive world, not for profit but for love.

To your Joy and Life!

photo by Elizabeth

Flying Raccoon-Angel Dog

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Joya, poem & photo by Elizabeth

CRAZY

It's crazy how much I love this girl - 
if I'm a pirate, she's my mountain of gold
and while sailing at night, my northern star
yet when we dock, she's my Zanzibar.

(Joya picks up almost anything and turns it into a toy that she flips in the air, catches, chases, since everything is animate and joyful play in her world.)

Beach Fruit

photo by Elizabeth

I don’t know whether I’m more surprised that people leave fruit on the beach

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or that crows and mammals haven’t eaten it before I walk past

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or how beautiful it can be

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or that it can blend in so well.

photo by Elizabeth