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Into Something Better: Foggy September Mornings In Canada

September 26, 2017

Sleeping In The Forest

I thought the earth remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees. All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

– Mary Oliver

We as a group of artist mothers from all over the world are making it our priority to turn off the tv/video games so that we can give our children the sacred experience to connect with the fast disappearing natural world. We will freelens our adventures into the wild and share them through this monthly project.

A couple of foggy September mornings waiting for the school bus, and a few moments in awe of the magic of spiderwebs and dewdrops.

Up next in the circle is Kelly Sutton and her family’s adventure in Yosemite National Park.

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  • Reply Into Something Better // Yosemite National Park, California // September 2017 » horse & feather photography September 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

    […] follow along through the whole loop to enjoy the wealth of talent. Next blog, the incomparable Sherri Davis I so appreciate you taking the time to journey through a small corner of Yosemite […]

  • Reply Into Something Better: Woodbine, Maryland | September 2017 - Celeste Pavlik September 27, 2017 at 7:10 am

    […] We, as a group of artist mothers from all over the world, are making it our priority to turn off the tv and the video games so that we can give our children the sacred experience to connect with the fast disappearing natural world. We will freelens our adventures into the wild and share them through this monthly project. The goal of this collaborative is to journey “Into Something Better”. Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver I thought the earth remembered me, She took me back so tenderly Arranging her skirts Her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before A stone on the riverbed, Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars, But my thoughts. And they floated light as moths Among the branches of the perfect trees. All night I heard the small kingdoms Breathing around me. The insects and the birds Who do their work in darkness. All night I rose and fell, As if water, grappling with luminous doom. By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times Into something better. Please join in going around the circle to see the work of other talented artists in this beautiful group. Next up is my dear friend Sherri Davis. […]

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