water—soothing, refreshing, significant to the earth, significant to human life, significant to all life.
according to the water information program of colorado “the human body is more than 60 percent water. blood is 92 percent water, the brain & muscles are 75 percent water, & bones are about 22 percent water.”
once during a workshop, an instructor quoted a poet who inspired him. i am uncertain of the actual quote, but what i heard was “a pocket of water can save your life.” considering how precious water is,
i have continued to think about what that means. So…
when my sweet companion
is feeling cuddly
& i am wrapped in the long legs of his feline hug, i find myself in a pocket of water.
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The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. —Eric Bernet
“Hear! hear!” screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, “winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.” —Henry David Thoreau, 28 November 1858 journal entry
When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast. —John Burroughs
when, birds are not birds & boys are not boys & when, boys think they are birds, if by chance they encounter a dog—would that be bird-doggin’—
i am a hand-drawn line.
this line illustrates what i see & what i would like to see.
& this is me.