These Woods

“Through these woods I have walked thousands of times. For many years I felt more at home here than anywhere else, including our own house. Stepping out into the world, into the grass, onto the path, was always a kind of relief. I was not escaping anything. I was returning to the arena of delight. … More These Woods

Shadow Work

“In a Dark Time” In a dark time, the eye begins to see, I meet my shadow in the deepening shade; I hear my echo in the echoing wood– A lord of nature weeping to a tree, I live between the heron and the wren, Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den. What’s … More Shadow Work

Give it to God

Give it to God. Lord, it is nighttime: We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.* What else can we do, God, but: Give it to you. We surrender our imagined … More Give it to God