Reblog: The Tree: An Earth Memoir

  Image: Cottonwood by Jon Hurd. Some rights reserved. The cottonwood tree’s roots are numerous, and its branches are wide, stretching over the expanse of our yard. The combination of root and branch are such that our backyard is never very sunny, nor does it grow much grass. The tree is the largest in our Chicago…... Continue Reading →

Reblog: The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir

  Image credit: Mermaid by Ryan McCullah. Some rights reserved. The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. Read more at The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir — Amoret BriarRose

Respect the Mysteries

"When we bring mindful awareness to the simple activity of perception, we may notice that what draws our attention to things - what enables our senses to really engage and participate with them - is precisely the open and uncertain character of those things. An entity that captures my gaze is never revealed to me... Continue Reading →

Reblog: The Blaze: A Fire Memoir

  Image: Bonfire by Dheeraj Dwivedi. Some rights reserved. "Fire is a hungry witness, and demands more of me than easy words and misery without accountability." Read more at The Blaze: A Fire Memoir — Amoret BriarRose

Reblog: The Wind: An Air Memoir

  Image: Windy by Garry Knight. Some rights reserved. "It is October, and I am taking her for a constitutional in our new neighborhood one morning when I notice how powerful the wind has become – this autumn the air is especially wild. I am buffeted about by strong, cold gusts as I walk the... Continue Reading →

Delicious and Dangerous

My husband surprised me this week and gifted me these three lovelies: Sarah Anne Lawless writes: These books themselves are mind-altering — you must change your perception of a book to read them — and you do not come away from reading them unchanged. I consider this series essential to those who would be green... Continue Reading →

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