it is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in the broken world

Excerpt: Invitation, Mary Oliver


Who spreads light in the gathering on the hills?
Who can tell the ages of the moon?​
Who can tell the place where the sun rests?​

~ Amergin ​

Gods and Fighting Men, Lady Gregory

On Soulhood

Not only did all animals have souls, but also the woods, streams, lakes, and waterfalls were inhabited by many different kinds of local and nomadic spirit-beings, some of whom were potentially benevolent and all of whom had to be placated by small gifts, singing, or magic.

on the Naskapi, Graburn & Strong