the darkest night.

22 Dec 2012 the seasons, wilderness

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. – Black Elk there is this thing that swedes do when the sun pops out from behind a cloud or whenRead More

from where i stand.

peace & presence to you.

the tale of the perfect tree.

20 Dec 2012 wilderness

it’s late on wednesday night. everyone in the house is asleep except me. i’m tired, but i now i will most likely wake up at 3:30am once again. damn jet lag. so, if i can hold out just a little bit more, perhaps i will sleep a little longer in the morning… so, to keep myself busy, i’m writing to y’all. and since we’re both here, i thought i’d tell you a story. a little tale about the adventure ofRead More

bye bye, snowy sweden!

17 Dec 2012 wilderness

the girl with the crown of candles.

no. it wasn’t light outside at 7am. far from it actually. it was pitch dark and -6 degrees (F). there was still 2 hours of darkness left. but on this cold, wintry morning, we set the alarm & snuck out from under the covers, lit our two advent candles, brewed a pot of coffee, and turned on the tv… because today is st. lucia day in sweden. celebrating st. lucia in sweden has been going on since 1764, but theRead More



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