Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020...the year for new (or re)vision

This year ends with a full moon, which seems fitting, somehow. 

I spent my birthday on the 20th driving around the mountains of West Virginia, where I purchased a little plot of land in Hardy County earlier this year. I pulled over by the river Cacapon (‘healing waters’ in the native language) to take off my shoes, walk barefoot through the snow, and stand in the ice-cold, eastern-flow of the ancient tributary. Something I may not share with everyone, obviously. 
How'd you spend your birthday?!

Umm... 

But it felt correct. I have been connecting with the natural world more and more of late as part of a reset of sorts. It feels like some sort of "a great reset"...

I plan on opening a business in Moorefield, WV in 2021. My father was born in Charleston, I have some land in Lost River, and the mountains pull at me. When I can, I spend much of my free time driving around exploring...and even meeting new people, which is something I have not exactly felt drawn to do recently. West Virginia has been a saving grace in many ways. 

This Great Quieting has been interesting, and it feels to me an almost inevitable thing. The world needed a pause, as we have collectively been on a rather strange trajectory for quite a while now in terms of the shared human experience. I pray that Good ultimately comes from it.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Fire and Water


What is flame? 

Is it burning air?

Should One wonder?

Should any One care?


The infusement of Ether 

Ablaze to witness

Inspires one truly

About human sickness


Sickness unspecific

Not central nor whole

But sporadic, yet powerful

Paid out on the dole 


We absorb and we share

Truths? Ha, irrelevant

To say this and that

...Nothing elegant 


The aim is to fight 

Divide, conquer and suppress

Viewpoints that empower 

Better, apparently, to be under duress


No! The Self screams

Somehow, I know

That this is impossible 

To bury Self so


It is impossible... 

Indeed and because 

The Self is stronger 

Than any one cause 


Cause for question, anger,

Frustration, disdain

As natural and relevant 

As snowfall or rain


But water does fall, 

Diverse in its structure 

An inevitability no power

Over which we can muster 


H2O’s amorphous nature

Doesn’t end civilization

Because we know how

To move with creation


So as we create 

And recall sovereignty

Let us also remember 

That it’s just you and me

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Metallurgy

The metallurgy of this time

Allows us to look into the light 

But be kept in darkness by desire


We move faster 

We think bigger 

But we know less


In the age of knowledge 

Wisdom has greatly suffered

Been injured

And rejected 


And yet the Age of Love 

Understanding and Compassion

Is upon us 


We exhaust the earth and our bodies and our minds

We exhaust 

Our Selves and thus the Earth

The Earth and thus our Selves 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Oh the moon

Oh the moon

Wanes

Its changes seen through clouds 

And in clear skies too

We must Be

For there is not a functional 

Alternative


The idea of Self

Holds only in freedom 

To Be

To Live

To Espouse

Ugh


The ever changing 

The auto-correcting, mass-marketing algorithm that is modern life

We must mourn 

We must believe

And we must build


Celebrating sovereignty