Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don't struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. — Pema Chödrön Photo credit: "A Monument to Impermanence," Jocelyn Erskine-Kellie, 2013.
our gray skies pass when mango sky comes, warm with laughter, chanting its gentle way into the space where turtle speaks in earthy colors, speaks in that easy way only turtle can, as one who is at home in herself, between her plastron and carapace, wisdom in her slow ballet; her introversion, a model for living well in this grinding war-spun world . . . turtle is my totem and we live on our turtle island, she is the everyday re-enchantment of my solitary cosmos, my solidarity with life, i read her pastoral letters in green on green, the sweet grasses and seas, she speaks of connectedness, the basic constituents of enigma, wizardry, and the madness of the times and how best to dance the madness into light, she is essence, the unrushed cure for wretched nature-defic