Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
                         And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was                          oftentimes filled with your tears.
                         And how else can it be?
                         The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you
                         can contain.

                                         – Kahlil Gibran (“On Joy and Sorrow”)

I continue to find new splendor to color our current drought apart from its impact to our cattle and bank account. Not only is the determination of Nature exhilarating, but with it comes a rare glimpse of beauty in these bare hills.

3 responses to “Joy

  1. It’s amazing how the wild things manage to continue to eke out a living though we know their numbers will surely dwindle.
    Will only the strong and the wealthy survive?


    • Good question, Richard. Though both strength and wealth are key ingredients to survive in this world, perhaps it is the wild’s ability to adapt that may serve it best, like the coyote. Steeped in comfort and convenience, we humans have forgotten many of the basic truths from our natural world and have subsequently lost much of our common sense, which includes adapting to ever-changing circumstances. My hope and inspiration stems from the natural world, our ever-ready template for survival and success. Ironically, a rich man may have to burn his money to try to keep from freezing alive.


  2. Truth, so well put. I join you in the prayer for rain. We all need it, though some don’t realize it yet. Bacon was $8.49 lb.
    Hope you and your’s had a wonderful Christmas and a wet New Years


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