Friday, July 4, 2014

interdependence day

sometimes
the sky teaches you things.
i was walking 
looking and taking some photos
and i wasn't seeing very well, 
you know,
it's hard without a viewfinder...
and i took the sky pictures
because they were amazing and THEN
THEN i saw that pink.
news:
in the last few days a gray fox 
showed her face as she whisked behind the garage
paused before stepping into the overgrown 
low meadow, 
she looked at me measuring.
and then moved on.
i've seen her across the road,
moving through,
she's big and healthy.
a few days before there was a doe
standing directly in front of the back stoop. she 
she looked and looked
and then walked on.
and the day before i found coyote scat in my front yard.
the wild things are convening.
 in my bathtub
 another chipmunk relocation
this makes
 maybe 10 this year-
someone who flew too low over my road.
exuberant lushness of midsummer
reminds me
that in january
i won't believe that it exists.
one of my friends can't bear these dead ones,
but i celebrate their short lives.
this small one above is 
so beautiful.
~~~
in the doings of people
the door is open and soon 
maybe
will be a place to live 
one half sheet of osamu mino heavy
manipulated and walnut treated 
then folded and joomchi-ed (sort of) 
looks like i need a few more
rounds of hand work.
therese inspired me to push this paper
today, 
the experiment will continue.
independence day
celebrating our interdependence.

13 comments:

Ms. said...

All things together make a world, and WHAT a world!

Velma Bolyard said...

ms, it's like seeing miracles all the time

deanna7trees said...

love your paper work. i've recently experimented with Joomchi. need to buy some of the proper paper for more playing.

Velma Bolyard said...

deanna, the morgan is now selling their own hanji--might be what you need. or you can just try long-fibered papers and see where it goes. let me know if you have epiphanies.

ronnie said...

inTERdependence --- oooo yessss! that's something worthy of celebration everywhere xx

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, indeed!

Mo Crow said...

interdepencence... imagine if we make every decision for the good of the earth and all her sentient beings...

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, yes, imagine, indeed.

Karen said...

Regarding chipmunk relocation. Those of us who live in the country do not appreciate people who drop off their varmints in our neighbor hood. Who would like me to drop them off in your neighborhood?

Velma Bolyard said...

karen, if you had any integrity you would message me or open dialog regarding this. since it's obvious that you don't, don't accuse me of doing something thoughtless. i live in the country. i relocate to a place that is the country but has no houses or barns or gardens.

Judy Martin said...

posts like this are why I read blogs.
I appreciate intelligent thoughts, they stimulate.
xx

Valerianna said...

That sky is unbelievable!!!!

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, thank you.
valerie, you, too.