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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fishing Downstream

“It is not only species of animal that die out, but whole species of feeling. And if you are wise you will never pity the past for what it did not know, but pity yourself for what it did.” 
― John FowlesThe Magus

Monday, May 12, 2014

Crow's Fall

Crow's Fall
by Ted Hughes

When Crow was white he decided the sun was too white. 

He decided it glared much too whitely. 

He decided to attack it and defeat it. 

He got his strength flush and in full glitter. 

He clawed and fluffed his rage up. 

He aimed his beak direct at the sun's centre. 

He laughed himself to the centre of himself

And attacked. 

At his battle cry trees grew suddenly old, 

Shadows flattened. 

But the sun brightened-

It brightened, and Crow returned charred black. 

He opened his mouth but what came out was charred black. 

"Up there," he managed, 

"Where white is black and black is white, I won."

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Another Visit with a Saw-whet Owl

Alex Honnold - Living Fearless (Photo Jimmy Chin, National Geographic)

"There are a lot of reasons to free solo it and I don`t need to choose one."   Alex Honnold