They Gather Me Up by Cheryl Marlene

They Gather Me Up

They gather me upThese treesThey gather me upTo mend my woundsAnd restore the depth of my soulTo the balance of me. They gather me upRoots and branchesTops and tipsBending to match the heightOf my heart in their presence. They gather meAs a prayer to the windAnd absolution to the soilAnd the moments of GraceWhich I … Read more

Hiking Is Heaven

From the Summer of 2015 The beginning, somewhat at odds with the rest of the day, is a concrete parking structure, third floor on the left.? We all assemble with excited anticipation.? A few known to each other but mostly all strangers, newly assembled with the goal of enjoying a hike. For me, I have … Read more

Human Nature – Exploratory #2

Cross human nature with Mother Nature and the depth of experience is intensified. When I touch the earth, the deep soul of her reaches into my body filling my cells, illuminating my being. When I breathe the forest or feel the ocean’s mist, connection is established which reflects to me my entire experience of stepping … Read more

Into the Mystic

I am the oldest child of an oldest child. Raised to be strong, independent, self-reliant, thoughtful, and always looking out for others. The needs of those younger and less capable to be attended to before my own because I am capable and responsible and mature. Over time this has helped me be able to organize … Read more