I Think a Thousand Thoughts… and Nothing At All

I write poems. I have for a long time. Some of them are not for public cosumption. Some of them are angsty and old and… telling.

I was reading some of them today. Some of my old poems. Perception is weird. Sometimes I like them. Sometimes I don’t. Today I liked this one.

The sun flew in

Photo by TJ Parker

  Through the window

      And a newness sprang forth

From the darkness before

  Why do you suppose

The rose opened up

  Like I opened up

    To new beginnings?

A crowded room

  A silent street

What is the difference

  Always with someone

    Possibly yourself.

A cascade of feelings

  Parading through my mind

Like smoke

  Making shapes

    In a smoke-filled room.

I wonder often


And in dreams

  Of the mysteries of myself

    And the world

I think a thousand thoughts

  All at once

And really nothing at all

           Like this.

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child,
The feeblest or the waywardest, –
Her admonition mild

~ Emily Dickinson

The Blues of a Mountain View (Glacier National Park)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. ~ Alfred Kreymborg

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

A Full Moon over Moab//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~ William Penn

Drinking Gold//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Great Graffiti

Great Graffiti, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

A train passed as we walked along the river in Vancouver Friday night and I had to take a photo of it. Some of this art is so stellar. Gallery worthy. Amazing.


Piglets in Ullswater, England.

Taken in September 2007 with the Canon Rebel XT.

The Little Man

The Little Man, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Yesterday we had a great day hanging out at home. We were busy, really busy, the day before, so just hanging out and being together as a little family was wonderful. Here’s the little man enjoying his day at home. We took his collar off so he could be naked. It gives him a break from having to wear it. Thanks, Mary, for the idea. I think he likes it.


Peeking Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Mini Iris in Oregon.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.