Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Idée d’jour

Nature doesn't need people, people need nature; ... nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
— Harrison Ford

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Idée d’jour

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
— E. B. White

Monday, March 25, 2013

Idée d’jour

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them whenever they require it. — St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Woody Guthrie's America

Well worth five minutes of your time

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Prayer for the Wolf

Blessed are you, Lord God,
creator of heaven & earth;
blessed are you, creator of the denizens of the deep;
blessed are you, creator of the birds of the air;
blessed are you, creator of the beasts of the earth.
Blessed are you, who proclaimed ALL your creation "Good".
Blessed are you, who proclaimed ALL your creatures "Blessed".
All praise be yours through Brother Wolf,
dweller of forest, tundra, and desert.
May we be blessed with his devotion, his vision, and his endurance.
May we confront our fear.
May we come to accept the darkness in ourselves
that we project upon the wolf.
May we come to respect our brother,
learn from him,
and recognize him as a fellow traveler in your grace.
This we ask in Your Holy Name.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Shelter From the Storm

I like to sing in the shower. Have I told you that? Are you surprised to learn it?

I also play with alternate tunes while in the shower. So it was, sometime in 2000, I decided this Bob Dylan song should really be a sea chanty.

I'm back in the St. Nicholas Chapel at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. I prayed to be worthy to sing this song in this space; I lit a votive (immediately under the BVM).

Monday, March 04, 2013

Idée d’jour

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
— Doug Larson

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Idée d’jour

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
— Paul Cezanne