Seeing Deeply: The Waves of Change

Updated: Apr 16, 2019


I have arrived in Oregon. And there’s lots of rain, lots of flooding, more than in years. And somehow it all feels appropriate, as uncomfortable as it can be at moments. As Oregonians say, “It’s liquid sunshine….” And “Well, if you want all the green, you get all the water….” I grew up with sayings like these…. I grew up in the rain… in the liquid sunshine…which is to say, if you hold off doing things because it’s a rainy day, well, you may spend your life waiting…


But wait. I jump ahead here…. desert, ocean, rain… to catch up with myself…to deepen into the depths of what wants to be written, to be seen. To feel into its meanings, knowings…to bring it forth into words so that it can be understood more deeply…

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Arriving from the desert, the drive through the coastal California mountains was one of those rarified experiences–driving in from the east through the cool moist mountains that run down to the sea, and then seeing the sun set over the Pacific–the mountains' young tenuous green glazed with the yellow and purple of spring blooms, then illumined clouds above the Pacific, rays of light b