I went to an old waterfall I use to live near as a kid.
I have not been along time, this time was different.
I felt at home no separation from the whole.
The artwork to the left is inspired by Wappa Falls.
This poem by Rumi explains how I felt a deep connection with nature...
"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being."