Spiritual Cleansing at the Cuenca Market

This morning I walked to the 10 Agosto Public Mercado nearby for a Limpia, or traditional cleansing. While I waited...

About Town in Cuenca

I am enjoying my days in Cuenca, a colonial town 8, 300 feet above sea level, blessed by four rivers and...

Nowhere Else

Five days in Ecuador, how could it be so few? I’m just here, completely, nowhere else; so it seems longer....

Día de Muertos Dreaming

It seems like a dream, over in a flash of years My life a fantasy dreamed up. I want to...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

What Surprises

I’m getting ready to go to Ecuador for a month of exploring and writing and finding sacred medicine in the...

We Want to Live

All across the earth, children’s voices rise: We want to live. All across the earth a great gathering of children...

What the Woods Said

You can’t withdraw, one said. Another, as I passed and ran my hand along her bark, went on to add,...

Sensing

At the Buddhist retreat, wind’s thin fingers skip across my cheeks. In noble silence, I perceive Lake Chapala breeze. Her...

Morning on Earth

Morning on Earth

Lake Chapala ripples toward shore. Pink daybreak, like prayers, rays out over the waters. Round Grandmother Moon smiles farewell in...

Septuagenarian Bliss

I posted  that I finally joined a gym here in Ajijic Mexico this month, but I only had a photo...