ancient ones

what is it liketo be of an ancient,unbroken lineage?to have made it so long throughthe coursesand trials of time? ginkgo stretcheshis unbranched arms out, reaching across space,pointing me in all directions — see,this is what we came for. this is whatwe have remained for. you may learnto remain too, but for thatyou need to understandhumility.     nitty gritty: Ginkgo trees … More ancient ones

burning

wild mountain buckwheat, sun trees, thick air. fires burning, burning, burning all around.   Huntington Lake, central Sierra Nevada August 6, 2018 Years of active fire suppression in California, combined with increasingly dangerous fire-spreading weather conditions due to climate change has led to the largest wildfires on record in the last several years. The smoke … More burning