*Gift from the Sea

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach— waiting for a gift from the sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea • • • ©2010, Photo by Jen Payne Copies of Gift from the Sea can be… Continue reading *Gift from the Sea

Swimming with Dolphin

Last night I dreamed of dolphins. Then one. One dolphin. He was in a large pool in a store or a zoo or a mall. My cats, Crystal and Emily, were there. We were shopping. And then I was swimming with the dolphin. As I slept soundly, curled around Crystal’s warm little body, I felt… Continue reading Swimming with Dolphin

Small Reminders

On Sunday, while walking along one of my favorite paths, I spotted a familiar shape—though it took a moment to register: Praying Mantis. Gently and without hesitation, I held out my hand and she gracefully accepted the transport from heavily-trod trail to the safe refuge of a sugar maple’s trunk. These chance encounters with earth’s… Continue reading Small Reminders