the whole album! every song!
i tagged along for kasey’s religion in the environment assignment - an hour of prayer and mediation in the ‘wilderness’
we chose the flood plains of the little darby creek. the darby creek watershed, by the way, represents one of the most biologically diverse aquatic systems in the midwest.
"Be still, and know that I am God"
then we walked to see the bison, herd of eight. Bison bison, not to be confused with buffalo.
"Like buffalo, bison belong to the Bovidae family, which includes more than 100 species of hoofed mammals, called ungulates — buffalo, bison, antelopes, gazelles, cattle, sheep and goats. Two main buffalo species exist: African cape buffalo and Asian water buffalo."
Black notebook, #3
Thursday May 9, 2013
I wrote the date and nothing more. I guess I was out of words that day.
You’re not doing well and finally I don’t have to
pretend to be so interested in your on going tragedy,
I’ll rob the bank that gave you the impression that
money is more fruitful than words, and
I’ll cut holes in the ozone if it means you have one less day of rain.
I’ll walk you to the hospital,
I’ll wait in a white room that reeks of hand sanitizer and latex for the results from the MRI scan that tries to
locate the malady that keeps your mind guessing, and
I want to write you a poem every day until my hand breaks
and assure you that you’ll find your place,
the world has a funny way of
hiding spots fertile enough for
bodies like yours to grow roots.
I miss you like a dart hits the iris of a bullseye,
or a train ticket screams 4:30 at 4:47, I
wanted to tell you that it’s my birthday on Thursday
and I would have wanted you to
give me the gift of your guts on the floor, one last time,
to see if you still had it in you.
I hope our ghosts aren’t eating you alive.
If I’m to speak for myself, I’ll tell you that
the universe is twice as big as we think it is
and you’re the only one that made that idea
salvation growl wo3
There’s a train coming. And I just had 5 samples of the same IPA from the corner store across the street. And I still need to wake up in less than 5 hours to put the rest of my books in bags and go on living a life that I feel in large part detached from right now… I think because I’m ashamed that I accidentally made one of my roommates come looking for me which used to be a more frequent search. Oh brother, wind - humming through the white oak, hollow through my window.
- Isabella: I don't get why people like that Michael Jackson. The music is okay but the moves are just so not okay. Especially when he touches his hiney.
- Lia: Yeah, that's so inappropriate. Especially for us little kids.
I am pointing to the picture of the marigolds on the seed package. “That’s what this seed is going to grow into.”
Emma says, “That little seed?” when she points to the flake in my palm.
Because suddenly she shares my excitement, I shout, “Yes! Magic!”
Note: Emma is a first grader who is big for her age, she frequently has accidents and has to change her clothes, and she doesn’t get along well with other students. She complains most of everyday and doesn’t follow instructions the 4th time you give them. Unfortunately, most days I don’t look forward to seeing her, or (with 17 other children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are in my ratio of supervision according to ODJFS as well as the other 40-50 kids also in the room) do i make efforts to connect with her, specifically. But on Tuesday we had this marigold moment. And I’ve looked at her differently every day since. She is eternal, and she agrees with me about magic
whatslug asked: maggie i just read almost everything of yours on here an i can now say that i do wish i knew you more and i miss the yOu that i dO know i hope everything is going wonderfully for you have a lovely friday afternoon
i dO know that i miss yOu, and it would be good to be known even more by more people. and it would be good to know you better, too. it’s been a few months since i’ve run into you. let’s find something fun to do together soon, hopefully as it gets warmer outside! if you don’t still have my phone number you have my permission to steal it from a mutual friend
Wow wow wow. Still checking the shelves at all the used book stores in town for an Andy Goldsworthy book to bring to summer camp. Campers luv nature art! I love Andy!
Andy Goldsworthy - Horse chestnut tree torn hole stitched around the edge with grass stalks moving in the wind, 1986
Live with great expectation
"And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”
“Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.”
1 Peter 1
the dark seeks darker