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2 weeks ago

Mary Pipher
Yesterday there were whitecaps on Holmes Lake. It was hard to tell them from the seagulls. The osprey and the eagles were hunting. The osprey caught a fish. Turkey buzzards were riding the thermals. All day we watched our trees dancing in a frenzied way.Then at night, a big storm blew in. Jim and I watched the lightning and wind smacking around our great white pine. Jim kept checking radar.com.I patted my old cat Glessie as she purred beside. I felt something I wish I felt more. I felt how deeply and truly happy I was in the moment. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mary Pipher
This morning, I am in a cabin on the Platte River with three friends. We are on a writing retreat, silent most of the time, as we work on our projects. Right now I am listening to a coal train rumble by and watching the river. Yesterday I could see ice floes everywhere but today they have disappeared. I am waiting for the enormous old groundhog who lives on the riverbank to emerge from his den, and I am watching lines of geese fly over with the sun on their bellies. Ducks skitter past, just above the water. A bald eagle nests in the tallest tree across the river. I am feeling as happy as I ever feel. I am with friends, writing, and watching the river. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Mary Pipher
Late yesterday afternoon, I walked along the lake. It was a blissful experience. Children and adults with their colorful sleds covered the sides of the dam like confetti. Lines of geese circled overhead before landing in the open water with hundreds of their peers. The sun was out, and I could see the snow-covered pines by the planetarium. Best of all were the hundreds of small gems sparkling at my feet and the deep blue shadows falling across my path. My friends, we have waited a long time for a big snow. I urge you to go outside and appreciate it. ... See MoreSee Less
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