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by Eric Alan

December 28, 2019

Another decade has been ground down from stone to sand by time’s ceaseless waves. The old years have become the shore we newly walk on. Past days merge with the water of life as well, becoming its grit, its reflections, its flow into present and future. History integrates with the earth, rather than disappears, including integration into soul inside.

 

My path from 2010 to 2020 has been a strange labyrinth… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

November 23, 2019

Patience and water have parallel ebb and flow. That thought forms within my mental mists as I take my morning lakeside walk. The November rains have not arrived as they once would’ve reliably done. Lake levels are the lowest I’ve seen, in forty years of presence at their shores. This, mere months after a hundred-year flood took the water to extremes of excess. It’s hard not to let water become worry, as emotional and… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

October 20, 2019

In the Oregon woods, a vast number of spiders spin threads that link meadow grasses and tree branches. Here, the world wide web has nothing to do with computers.

 

Still, spider webs remain almost invisible until fall’s morning mists highlight them with dew. Then, the webs become illuminated. It’s stunning to see how many silken strands stitch the forest together. So many levels of quiet life are near us,… READ MORE

 
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