Another Healing

Another Healing

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Remember, the veil between the worlds is thin tonight!

Watch for dragons!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I just came inside from sitting on my swing between our house and the edge of the woods, looking down the valley to Mt. Mansfield. The sun had set and the perfect first quarter moon seemed to sit just above the ridge in a luminous blue sky. My dog lay at my feet, and everything was perfectly still.

So still that I heard the approach of a flock of Canada Geese as though they were flying over the beaver ponds just down the road. But when I finally got my eyes on them, they were high, very high, a single line of maybe a hundred, moving quickly, probably aiming for the fields along Lake Champlain for the night. I wondered where they would be tomorrow at this time, and what would pass beneath their wings before they saw Vermont again.

Then a tiny bat skittered across the air before me. It came right over to me, close to my face for just an instant, just long enough that I could see its eyes looking at me. Then it flicked away. I thought the days were too short and the air too cold for bats -- they hibernate in deep caves for the winter. We've already had several frosts and even snow flurries in the air. But this lone bat was not yet ready for sleep. I watched it diving for the last of the bugs until it got too dark to see it any longer.

Then my dog and I came inside.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Jump From almost Space

Yesterday, Josh came back from the mall with the baby in time to see Varian and Justin sitting on the couch, absolutely glued to the television. Wells sat in a chair, leaning back with a slight frown. They were watching Felix Baumgartner jump out of the capsule beneath his balloon from the very brink of space.

The moment Josh realized what they were watching, he flung himself onto Varian's lap, clutching him in terror.  "No!" he cried. "Dragons can not go that high! They absolutely can not!"

"Shh," Varian said, holding Josh, but not taking his eyes from the screen.

"He's down," Justin said a few minutes later as the man landed gracefully in the desert, ran a few steps, and then fell to his knees.

"Wow," Varian said.

"No!" Josh said again, shaking Varian a little. "Don't you even think it! Are you kidding me? You have bodily fluids that will boil! You need oxygen! You need air beneath your wings! And it's too cold!"

"Yeah, but did you see the view?" Varian breathed.

"No!" Josh wailed.

"I actually think we were fairly close to that point," Justin said quietly. "The first time we flew together."

Varian nodded slowly. "I'm thinking that, too."

"Are you insane?" Josh whispered.

"No," Wells said quietly. "They have one thing no human will ever have."

"Wings?" Josh asked.

Wells smiled. "Magic."

Monday, October 8, 2012


I love rocks, and water, and fall foliage reflections. These have all three. (And I love Vermont, too!)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Sky

Here's some more photos that Josh took -- who could resist going for a fly into a sky like this over Vermont in full foliage? He and Varian sure couldn't!