The Root of Peace

On a dark misty morning a light came on in the Stone House. Blue Gardenia had opened her eyes to find herself surrounded by a grey cat and two small doggies waiting for morning hugs. It was their morning ritual and Blue was always moved by it. Her family were each present and alive. In…

Mother Nature In Menopause

How old is Mother Nature? She was once a child Herself Newly exploded into existence One moment space was empty The next particles were bound Creating not just a single planet But an entire galaxy filled Universe. Billions of years ago She exhaled All of life in just one breath Calling the universe to emerge…

Musing on This and That

Maya Muses The men are shooting outside the door, pretty close, but far enough to be legal. They should have stopped by now but they ignore the agreement and shoot on into the afternoon. Mom says your word is sacrosanct and that people have lost the importance of keeping their word. The first Agreement of…

The Lotus Eaters

Time escapes the mind softened by brain inhibitors meant to ease pain or render a restless people into mindless oblivion. It is easier to let decisions be made for you, easier to go along because, what the hell, there‚Äôs shopping to be done, bills to be paid, a vacation to take and appetites to be…

Living In Eden

[Assorted conversations recorded over two weeks at the Stone House] Something weird is going on around here. Things keep popping up out of nowhere. Strange objects and wild animals coming out of the woods and falling from the sky. Can you see it? There over my left shoulder. It’s weird right or is it just…

The Dance of Pain

[TESSA Begins] What is this thing called pain felt by every animal? I think of things like this in the long hours before dawn, when mom and the pups are asleep and I sit in the window watching the moon cast shadows on the pond. Oddly there appears to be more than one kind of…