In which I feel quiet and peaceful.
Thank you Ellen. I always enjoy what you write!
We seem destined to forget and then to figure the same things out over and over again, don’t we?
The simplicity of the poem makes it so powerful!! I always feel like you are reading my thoughts. You have an incredible way with words!! Thank you😀💜
Thank you. I love pictures made of memories. Sometimes I think of a cabin built by my great grand pa and my grandpa.
Ravens, smoke, wallpaper, snow mobile sounds, abandoned fishing hole, lying on the couch, the Northern Lights you missed, the journal from your young self... I read your Today, once. I came here to thank you for writing it - and all these pictures about your day came pouring out. My memory gives out, frequently, but tonight, you gave me all these tidbits, stories, musings and I have no trouble remembering. Thank you, Ellen.
And....thanks for taking a picture of the wallpaper. 🙃
Thank you for sharing your day with us Ellen.
I know the vantage point from which you write. The line that grabbed me was
"I do not remember being so much like myself back then. "
I read this pleasantly. It gives off such a nostalgic feeling which is something every human, no matter who they are or what they're into, will admit that they've felt and miss. And there were such brilliant word pictures, this is well written. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank You again Ellen, As for the Northern light's? Maybe when I get up to pee, I may see them but doubtful.
As always love everything you write. Have a blessed day.
I just got up and saw your wonderful poem and it has made a great start for my day.
Ellen, Your writing is beautiful, as usual, and this writing is exactly what I needed this morning. Today was feeling too full of plans and commitments. Your writing took me out of the “too full” part of it. Thank you!
I love your writing so much! Thank you!
Thank you for the poem, I enjoyed it. Ravens are opportunists and figure out situations where food is available. They even recognize human hunters and keep an eye on them for the tasty organs they leave when they gut a deer, and they follow other animals of prey for the leftovers of their kill. They are very smart animals, and will recognize you as a person, and if you are friendly to them, will befriend you. If you are not friendly, they will remember you as an enemy and will teach their young to avoid you. It is an honor to be befriended by a raven.
Rich, thank you for this comment full of interesting information! I’m rereading RAVENS IN WINTER, by Berns Heinrich, inspired by the flock of ravens.