storm out on the open water
howling mute wind
i'm always singing your song
waiting for you to howl along
if you even know i'm here
or care at all
but when the air stills
don't you see
your hands are the wind on my face
and your kiss is the white sun, the white moon


"I've noticed all sorts of really dumb things breaking..so I've been on the lookout for something wonderful to happen, because of this story I heard recently: Carolyn Myss, the medical intuitive who writes and lectures about why people don't heal, flew to Russia a few years ago to give some lectures. Everything that could go wrong did - flights were canceled or overbooked, connections missed, her reserved room at the hotel given to someone else. She kept trying to be a good sport, but finally, two mornings later, on the train to her conference on healing, she began to whine at the man sitting besider her about how infuriating her journey had been thus far.

It turned out that this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And he said - gently - that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible."

-Anne Lamott

"It makes sense, if you think about it. If you had any idea that something great, wonderful and life-impacting was to be born, you'd try to manipulate everything around you to make way for this thing, so that it could be perfect in your image of perfect. It's just that our image of perfect is not God's image of perfect so really, we'd just be getting in the way."

-Small Miracles


yakitorysan: I don't see how if I'm so much better than her, she gets to be the one to reject me
VanessaIAB: if life has taught me anything, it's that love is not a meritocracy. the heart wants what the heart wants, and nothing else will do...
VanessaIAB: and the converse of that is that all the logic in the world bounces off the heart like solar radiation off the earth's magnetic field
VanessaIAB: but it makes a lovely light.


Vanessa: you're a very silly david, you know that?
David: yes, I am figuring that out


"A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love."

William Butler Yeats

"Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?"

William Butler Yeats


"My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

Tell me what to do, turtle, and I'll listen.


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Kennebunk Posted by Picasa

Showers: 4min, $1.25, 8min, $2.50, spiders free of charge Posted by Picasa

Barrier Islands, view east from summit of Cadillac Mountain Posted by Picasa

Rolling Around Valley, summit of Cadillac Mountain Posted by Picasa

Pet Sematary, Cadillac Mountain and view west Posted by Picasa

Totally Pet Sematary Posted by Picasa

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park Posted by Picasa

Jordan Pond from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park Posted by Picasa

Erratic and windjammer Posted by Picasa

The Myth of Sisyphus Posted by Picasa

Glacial erratic, Bar Harbor Posted by Picasa

Cranberry Islands and eroded rocks, Bar Harbor Posted by Picasa

Where do they belong? Posted by Picasa

Grave at the edge of Blackwoods Posted by Picasa

Grave of Susannah, almost sixteen Posted by Picasa

Overgrown grave, 'Mother' Posted by Picasa

Grave of James Walls, Homeland Cemetary, Mt. Desert Island Posted by Picasa

View south from the lighthouse Posted by Picasa

Inside the lighthouse Posted by Picasa

Fourth-order Fresnel Lens, Pemaquid Light Posted by Picasa

Far Rocks, Pemaquid Posted by Picasa

Rocks and sea, Pemaquid, Maine Posted by Picasa

Pemaquid Lighthouse, Pemaquid, Maine Posted by Picasa