Sunday, December 14, 2008

Maes Howe web cam for Winter Solstice

Each year, I look daily at a web cam that is broadcast live from Maes Howe as we approach Winter Solstice. Maes Howe is a neolithic site, designed to allow light to enter at the moment of the Solstice. It's located in the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland. Not so well known as some other sites, but just as spectacular & thrilling. Here's the link:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Your Wild and Precious Life

Several people I know have a tag line on their email signatures from the last line of this wonderful poem by Mary Oliver. Every time I see it, I am filled with a sense of possibility. And since the recent election here in the US, Possibility fills the air! It's all about living true lives, isn't it?

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention,
how to fall down into the grass...
how to be idle and blessed,
how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me,
what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
"The Summer Day"