leaves wings and other such things

wind

beauty of the dolphins

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine & knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping chirping, whales, which mew & caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence. 

—Jay Griffith

Jumping Dolphins in the Wind and oceans

So long, & thanks for all the fish.

the fourth book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy —Douglas Adams 

 

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in the wind

detail of wind blown hair

the wind brushes against my body & i am aware.

 
the wind brings the smell of water, the ivy, the trees, the dirt.

in it i can hear the birds, the leaves, the dogs barking in the distance.

it is cool. it is forceful. it is soft.

it is not petty or false.

if you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
     Khalil Gibran

woman brushed by wind brings the sense of the leaves, blossoms, & trees

 

trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going & coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, & through space heaven knows how fast and far!
  John Muir

 

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riding the wave

Land and water are not really separate things,
but they are separate words, & we perceive through words.

—David Rains Wallace, The Untamed Garden and Other Personal Essays

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woman's face in wind blown leaves

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woman riding the waves on a fish with leaf filled fins

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Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
—Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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