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Joni L. James

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It Was Diaphanous

In its stillness Rock resides.I yearn to be Rock.
Its fire cooled form is a history of crystallizationMine is a history of change—forming and shape-shifting.
Rock allows the cool creek currents to caress and embrace its hardness.Each moment passes and I try to surrender.
Reflections surround Rock expressing what is or what isn’tYet that which is reflecte... Read more of this blog post »
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When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams
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Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani
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Loved this book! Was a great read. Made me think and rethink.
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Standing in the Light by Sharman Apt Russell
Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist
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Wabi Sabi for Writers by Richard R. Powell
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Enjoyed this book. Found it to be inspiring. The author's points & suggestions cause one to pause and contemplate how to write about beauty. How to take the mundane and find the beauty. It is in the moment. It is in the details. Also good prepara ...more
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“Who will bear witness to these small islands and oases of wildness as land is divided and sold to become strip malls, housing developments,and parking lots? What happens to the natural history here? We must bear witness.”
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“It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.”
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“Who will bear witness to these small islands and oases of wildness as land is divided and sold to become strip malls, housing developments,and parking lots? What happens to the natural history here? We must bear witness.”
Joni L. James, Dancing With Herons: Bearing Witness to Local Natural History

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“It is those who have compassion for all life who will best safeguard the life of man. Those who become aroused only when man is endangered become aroused too late. We cannot make the world uninhabitable for other forms of life and have it habitable for ourselves. It is the conservationist who is concerned with the welfare of all the land and life of the country, who, in the end, will do most to maintain the world as a fit place for human existence.”
Edwin Way Teale

“As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight.”
G.K. Chesterton

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.”
Loren Eiseley

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

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