Quotes, Seasons

Welcome Home …

I could not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple. — Mary Oliver from Upstream Welcome Home Alone in the alien, snow-blown woods, moving hard to stay warm in zero weather, I stop on a rise… Continue reading Welcome Home …

Poems, Seasons

New Year Poem …

Let us step outside for a moment As the sun breaks through clouds And shines on wet new fallen snow, And breathe the new air. So much has died that had to die this year. We are dying away from things. It is a necessity—we have to do it Or we shall be buried under… Continue reading New Year Poem …

Quotes

A Day of Rest …

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest. — Mark Buchanan from The Holy Wild Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and… Continue reading A Day of Rest …

Media, Seasons

Comfort & Joy: Music to Celebrate Christmas …

https://youtu.be/vmXCXVC7Rck Radiant Light: An Instrumental Christmas Collection https://youtu.be/MQw83_zpbJg Angels Sing - Christmas In Ireland https://youtu.be/pyP9WcCZiuw In the Bleak Midwinter (Chanticleer) from Sing We Christmas   Christmas Veni Emmanuel: Ancient & Traditional Latin Christmas Carols Radiant Light: An Instrumental Christmas Collection Christmas Night O Holy Night Christmas Star: Carols for the Christmas Season Noel Sacrum Mysterium… Continue reading Comfort & Joy: Music to Celebrate Christmas …