Yeah, by all accounts 2017 was a wretched year. 2018 seems no better. I have been at turns sad, angry, disappointed, bitter, troubled, enraged and a slew of other descriptors I won’t trouble you with. Trump and his band of destroyers will do that to a person.
I find solace in the natural world, always have but I find an even greater need for the wonder and joy in the views and lives of a world untroubled by the madness we are otherwise surrounded by. Sadly, we have to ask, how long will we have even this? With the ongoing attacks on public land here in the US to the assaults on the Endangered Species Act and all wildlife which can have world-wide affects, we all need to find that space in peace or beauty that can heal.
Beauty is still out there, we just have to find it. And protect it.
I love ravens. There, I’ve said it, but how can you not? They have that outsized personality, a voice that can wake the dead or be soft as silk, and watch them on the wind, playing the currents like their own personal carnival ride. How can you not love them? (more…)