Habits | Poetry | Writing

The Magic of Single Line Journaling

“find beauty in each daya small beauty works fine bask in itthen let it go other beauty awaits you”– Kat Lehmann, Stones from the River Last night I finished my fourth book in four days. That sounds like I’m reading a book a day, which is inaccurate. No, I’m merely whittling down the stack of…

Astronomy | Poetry | Seasons | Stargazing

Planets Dancing

“in other breaking news a silver moon sailed above the world and the only ones who knew it were the ones who looked up” – Kat Lehmann, Small Stones From The River The skies cleared in New England after a day of heavy snow, allowing the few who ventured outside to see the waxing crescent…

Habits | Philosophy | Poetry | Travel

A Small Change

“a small change in rudder affects both the journey and the destination”– Kat Lehmann, Small Stones From The River There is no doubt that the year brought unprecedented storms that have collectively altered our course. But what of the set of our sail? What of the rudder? The world in all its maddeningly unpredictable ways…

Birds | Poetry

Ready and Open To It

“I am grateful for what I have not yet completed”– Kat Lehmann, Small Stones from the River With an eye towards the weather the plotting resumes. Conspiracies of wonder, awaiting launch orders, sit at the ready. Waiting to begin again. I’m sometimes vexed at peaks I haven’t climbed, countries I haven’t visited, waterfalls unseen, books…

Hiking | Poetry

Mountains

“the mountain before you is just a symbol what you climb step by step is yourself” – Kat Lehmann, Small Stones from the River I was going to save this poem and the one that follows for hiking days, for they obviously pair well with trail work. But then I thought to myself that life…