Posted also at Vitus Speaks
I am back from the CL NW Summer Vacation. It was fabulous!!
On Saturday we went hiking in the Deception Pass State Park. While there, little Gemma was picking flowers with the help of Laura. This inspired Benjamin Olson to write the following:
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Near the madrona tree
breathing out her yellow among
the spider-silk and dirt.
With a violent pinch,
at once painful and exhilarating,
high above her previous plane—
but not a violence; rather,
finally seen as a true embodiment
of yellow, finally enjoying the mystery
of being enjoyed,
the violent became the kindest tenderness.
And a gift overflowing from
the gaze and her ascension
was her chance to join in the
down the seaside trail.
Ben is a student at SPU, and an intern at Image Journal this summer.