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❈ Homecoming ❈

❈ Homecoming ❈

❈HOMECOMING❈While our hungry ghostsAnd the machine they createdDevour all that is beautifulStrange and wild I would like to see Beauty herselfbegin to do the devouring Eating all that is uglyAll that is festeringLet the walls be overtakenwith vines,...

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For Boulder {grief medicine}

For Boulder {grief medicine}

For Boulder... {grief medicine} Sometimes grief moves in silence, a dark undertow too deep to fathom. Sometimes it is moments of bright grace, and tears that heal. Sometimes it is a screaming howl. Sometimes it's gratitude. Sometimes rage. Always raw, unwieldy,...

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Bounty & Loss

Bounty & Loss

Bounty & LossAs I type this, I have arrived in a very different habitat/ecosystem. My heart aches a bit for the wild forests I have left behind ~ soon to turn to dust and brown, all the while exclaiming one last display of glorious, colorful splendour, and...

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On Naming…

On Naming…

On NamingHerein are just a few friends from my walk today...and some words about naming, and knowing the world around us: . . . I love naming things – not so I can check them off a list or file them off in a box somewhere, nor commodify or capitalize off them – but...

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My Earth Mama

My Earth Mama

My Earth MamaIn the age of Covid, I find myself wishing we wouldn’t use this time to get more digital, but rather to get more earthy. I’ve started to wonder: since when, and why, has outdoor and hands-on work fallen so out of fashion, while staring at a screen while...

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The Urgency of Slowing Down

The Urgency of Slowing Down

The Urgency of Slowing DownWild ones...I don’t think this is the springtime any of us were expecting. But it is springtime nonetheless, so I’m peeking out of my [quarantine] cave to say hello and send blessings from my hermit heart... How are you doing? How is your...

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Beauty is Essential

Beauty is Essential

Beauty is EssentialBeauty is essential. In nature, it bespeaks a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. As a human, it calms, enlivens, and inspires my soul, all the while reminding me simply that this. is. home. I feel very fortunate to be able to take myself to places that...

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In Praise of Curves

In Praise of Curves

In Praise of Curves"It's too wild. Too vibrant. Untamable. It scares me. It has too much power. How can I stifle it to protect myself?..." ...I have had to understand this tender wound under the skin of oppressors. For why else would they shame my emotions? They are...

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Embodied Voice

Embodied Voice

Embodied Voice: : A STORY OF BECOMING : : As a child, all through primary school, I was provoked and teased for my emotions ~ somehow I hadn’t learned to hide them like everyone else, so they were still very alive, easily called to the surface. So in order to protect...

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This is not Palo Santo

This is not Palo Santo

This is not Palo SantoThis is not Palo Santo. Nothing against that remarkable plant, but it doesn't live here, and I realize I don't even know what it looks like! A quick google search turns up almost exclusively pics of sticks for sale. But palo santo isn't a stick ~...

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Autumn Grief

Autumn Grief

The flowers have all faded, the seeds scattered to the wind and to be swallowed by the ground; the moisture has evaporated and leaves burnt by the sun hang on by a mere thread before casting themselves off to die and become mulch and eventually new soil…

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Voice of the Earth

Voice of the Earth

And still there are places where the pika squeak and thrive, where cold-loving evergreens reach toward the sky, where wild mountain waters run under stone through creases in alpine meadows… . . . …But even those pikas are threatened, so many of the trees have been lost to beetle-kill and other blight, and the waters are low, the snows shallow…

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Ariana Saraha is a singer & musician from the wilds of the West with a passion for primordial beauty and the more-than-human world. Whether writing, singing, or drumming, her mission is to invite us to remember our place beyond the trappings of civilization and the accepted meanderings of the mundane mind. She and her band have just released From the Wild, and are working on their next album while continuing to find wonder and inspiration even in the everyday.

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