Nature & Travel

The Necessity of Solitude

Posted By on February 17, 2016 in Meditations, Nature & Travel | 0 comments

The Necessity of Solitude

A Selection from Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations Who are we without our influencers; without our addictions; without our media-induced hungers? So often the voices we hear echoing in our mind are not our own but that of our influencers. Isolation, while arguably going against human nature, is essential for mental and emotional health. Solitude is a detoxification of all that distorts our personality and misguides our path in life. It allows us to filter out the foreign opinions and hear our own...

Summer’s Passing | Poem

Posted By on January 12, 2016 in Nature & Travel, Poetry | 0 comments

Summer’s Passing | Poem

        An excerpt from Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity: Journal of a New England Poet   Sparks from the fire were cast into the sky— for a moment able to live as red stars of the Milky Way. The balance tips and we pass into the darkness. the days of long-daylight, spent. The trees surrender their leaves, laying themselves bare— exposed nakedly unto those who dwell around. The clinging leaves ripped away violently from their mother bough— orphans falling to earth;...

Luminaria

Posted By on November 23, 2015 in Nature & Travel |

Luminaria

Winter in New England is a mosaic of luminous pieces. It is a warmth felt about the chest—a radiance. As gifted a wordsmith as I am, I cannot convey a New England winter here in this small space and do it justice. I find, all I can do is conjure the images and memories I have gathered over the thirty winters I have spent here and leave you to assemble the great picture in your mind.

Wild Silence

Posted By on February 26, 2015 in Nature & Travel |

Wild Silence

The wider the web, the less we stop to take in the horizon. Our mind, our body, and our spirit require that solace that stillness brings in order to regulate our mental and physical health.

Every Journey is a Pilgrimage

Posted By on January 12, 2014 in Meditations, Nature & Travel | 0 comments

Every Journey is a Pilgrimage

If I could pass along one wish to you—heed you to do one thing—it would be: Make your life the pilgrimage—make your life the time of contemplation, of growth, and of returning to that place of authenticity and innocence, wherever it may be.

My Religion is New England

Posted By on September 19, 2013 in Nature & Travel | 0 comments

My Religion is New England

  My Religion Is New England —A selection from Vagabonds and Sundries Image © by L.M. Browning     My feast days come When the apples are ripe And the blueberries Hang heavy with juice.   My communal wine Is the crisp salty liquor sipped From the oysters that grow Along the black rocks in the bays.   On the afternoons when the molted leaves Float in the air like bronzed snow flakes And the gnarled pumpkin patches Yield their copper bounty.   Walking across...