31 December 2009


Went for a walk along the river tonight and met a coyote.

Full moon, deep sparkling snow, coloured lights and smell of woodsmoke.
He's moving along, silhouetted against the sky, and when I stop walking he notices me and stops, too.

Head up and alert; we stare at one another.
He ducks his head and paws at the snow.
Head up again for another look, then a hop-skip-jump and he bounds lightly away.

Coyote: the trickster.

Remember your sense of humour.
Keep your eyes and ears open.
Keep an open mind.
Be prepared for sudden twists in your path.
Thus avert danger and, if you're lucky, notice the extraordinary.

Happy New Year!


Beena said...

*claps* Here, here!!

Is this an original piece or something you read?

Verna Vogel said...

that is an original bit of Verna's mental meanderings.

yes, I really did go for a walk and meet a coyote and thougth those things.


Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Verna Vogel said...

Well now that's a very nice comment - thanks!
When I am deep in the black hole of feeling as though I'm just going round in circles, I'll refer back to this one.