Thanks to Andrew Collins for the use of his song Farewell my Old Friend. I borrowed it with his permission from a 2020 YouTube performance. I just love Andrew’s playing. Find out more about his music and check out his mandolin lessons at https://bit.ly/3zrOCmW.
Hidden lore poetry by Eric Fisher Stone.
Eric Fisher Stone is a poet and writing tutor from Fort Worth, Texas. He received his MFA in writing and the environment from Iowa State University. His poetry collection, The Providence of Grass, was published by “Chatter House Press” in 2018. His second poetry collection, Animal Joy, is forthcoming from “WordTech Editions” in October 2021.
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You’ll find information about submitting your poetry or prose for our hidden lore segments in the about section of our website at CryptoNaturalist.com. The CryptoNaturalist is written and read by Jarod K. Anderson. Thanks to Adam Hurt for the use of his song Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom from his album Insight. For more information on Adam’s music, performances, and teaching, visit adamhurt.com.
Need a change?
Give intentional sameness a try.
It’s a profound shift in which you honestly take stock of who you are and what you enjoy and adjust your plans to optimize that person’s happiness.
Experiment with the idea that you, now, are valid.
For many, it’s a bold new path.
I posted the above text on social media a few days ago. While walking in the woods today, I thought I would talk a bit more about this idea.
There are many things we can’t control. For the things we can control, what is driving our decisions for how we make plans?