:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe  The Doubtful Sound awes you with its scale and beauty. Vertiginous mountains rise straight out of the water, clouds hovering their tops, smothered in thick rainforest of fern and podocarp trees. Sheer cliffs at sharp angles stoically impose their presence, often withContinue reading “:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland”

:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe  The Doubtful Sound awes you with its scale and beauty. Vertiginous mountains rise straight out of the water, clouds hovering their tops, smothered in thick rainforest of fern and podocarp trees. Sheer cliffs at sharp angles stoically impose their presence, often withContinue reading “:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland”

death & what comes next

for the few weeks after my husband’s father died, there was this overwhelming feeling of numbness. all these emotions were just under the surface, but I couldn’t access them, or maybe I didn’t want to. when I admit it, Rudi has been dying for three years; his body first fighting cancer of the bowel (defeated!),Continue reading “death & what comes next”

collections of earth & sea

O sweet spontaneous earth how often havethedoting          fingers ofpurient philosophers pinchedandpokedthee,has the naughty thumbof science proddedthy      beauty      .howoftn have religions takenthee upon their scraggy kneessqueezing andbuffeting thee that thou mightest conceivegods        (buttrueto the incomparablecouch of death thyrhythmiclover          thou answerestthem only with                        spring)e.e. cummings