Tag Archives: Earth

2017-10-22

It may be cold outside at night and there are most definitely drawbacks to living on the road, but for all the challenges there are just as many perks and new experiences to discover. I love taking a hot shower, yet I am surprised how well am able to cope and get by without that old daily ritual. Many of my habits are stunted and new routines form. My westward horizons are uncharted and still a looming mystery to unfold, while looking back reminds me of the land covered, the towns past and seen. I never knew how easy it would be to leave it all behind. The daily newfound liberty of a nomadic crawl is ever increasingly full of continuous potential. I am ever asking myself what do I want, what do I want now, to do, to eat, to see next. It seems like I’m leaving my old life behind, though I know I carry everything with me. I am who I am because of what lies East. I know how lucky I am and I count my blessings regularly.  I give many thanks and share my gratitude.

Channel your inner Mark Weathers a bit and google then visit some of your local libraries and trail-heads.  My homes away from home.

Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
Local wildlife enjoying the rancho beans breakfast I shared.
Local wildlife enjoying the ranchero beans breakfast I shared.

 

ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365
ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365

Awareness of Opportunity

Re-contextualized, simplified, and illuminated:
When your perspective undergoes a shift,
windows through the darkness may appear.

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A way out, a way forward
We are all going to look up
and see the dividing line

A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover

It is our choice
to be aware
to be open
to follow our dreams
or not.

A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover with light exposure
A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover with light exposure – Mark W

Secret gardens hidden fruits

Don’t forget to look down.  Stoop down.  Look at what you’re about to step on and look over to side at what is not so trodden.  What is there?

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

And how does this newness you just discovered apply?

How does it affect your imagination and link to your usual perspective?

 

aerial view of the dense alien forest
aerial view of the dense alien forest

You fly by, capture a speeding glimpse and are forever changed, if you allow it within yourself.  If you are willing to let it open chains of thought, willing to let it somewhere near your heart.

A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth
A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth

 

The secrets are there for you to learn and share.

Their rich juices will feed your soul through osmosis.

Here are a few that I’ve found and stolen away…

The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals
The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals

For a rainy day.

the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds
the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds

Dirty V-word

Why is it that speaking about kindness toward animals generates so much backlash and vitriol?

Why is it that we so easily overlook suffering if it is not right in front of our faces?

How can we expect to expect justice and non-violence when we put violence and injustice in our mouths three times a day?

Why are we living in the past when we can be living in the future!? All it takes is starting to live with compassion and awareness for all life on Earth. That’s all. It just means we have to stop causing suffering for others, in order to drastically lessen the suffering of all. Either we end the anthropocentric causation of the Earth’s current mass extinction event, or it ends us. If we can’t be compassionate with each other, we don’t deserve longevity as a species.

our mark on the planet has been very bloody
our mark on the planet has been very bloody

The trees are speaking

What whispers will spill,

from between the cracks in the bark?

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What creaks and moans,

bends in the wind,

grows tall in the dirt and snow.

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Greetings of fruit to bear

shade from the heat during the Summer months,

shade from the Sun’s far reaching rays.

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What ways do you grow?

What fruit do you bear?

Who do you cast a shadow upon,

as the sunlight feeds us all…

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Let us all be lush and verdant! – mww 2015

 

Visit your most sacred, hallowed grounds.

Profound lessons are to be had in our cemeteries.

Deep thoughts of divinity, hardship and our roots.

These places we ignore usually, leaving them untouched and slightly kept after.

Go there and also witness the abundance of animal life.

Listen to the birds, bugs and hundred year old trees sing.

They thrive on the land that holds our ancestors.

We walk the Earth in peace and joy.

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As I walked the hallowed ground I came upon a “butt-tree.”  It had long cheeks and about head height there was a hollow with green leaves inside. As I looked in, I saw the leaves twitch and heard a rustling. Startled, I jumped back and then laughed at myself. I found a nearby seed pod full of uneaten, red berries and tucked it lightly into the nest’s doorway. My work was done.

 

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Be well, friends.

– Mark Weathers – October 2014

stung bit kicked

ouch!
what was that?
I saw something fly out of my shirt too, where’d it go?
Oh, it definitely stung me. Now we’ve both been stung.  Ha!

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Let’s go!
How’s your leg, does it still hurt?
Thanks for walking with me and catching the first webs.

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laughter and humor and nonviolent dissent. Easiest thing and the strongest thing. love wins everything
even when it appears lost.

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Let every fallen leaf carry a different lesson. This one is for you. Please be well. -2014-09-19- mark weathers-