20 February 2011
"Do you want me to show you
a waterfall?" he asks. "Follow me,"
a 5-year old taking off on skis.
he exclaims before water
falling into ice from snow,
in a snow fall, giving his heart
once more falling into wonder.
16 February 2011
--for Leah, Krista, & Tim
May the swim in these waters
be my spirituality and not yours.
May the edges of my skis
be sharp enough to separate us.
May the mountains given us
by the Creator give us all safe passage,
with equally difficult ascents.
May the dangers in descending
be matched with unerring practicality
and wild, wild stories that sustain.
15 February 2011
Tim Bodeen says, "In Zen, you drop off all the stuff you don’t need--
because you really don’t need them!" Photo in car by Tim Bodeen
THE REVERENT WAY SEEKS ITS OPTIONS
You can't say it all
Find many ways to not say
Native as one can
14 January 2011
TOUCH TAKES THE PLACE OF LANGUAGE
O God-In-The-Knuckle, this is the ritual of the public hour covered by fresh snow. This is the story of children turning into fish. This is my mother curling into my arms disappearing. When the kids say, "Tell me that story again, Grandpa," I tell it again.