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Blog of the Grateful Bear

ramblings of a freelance panentheist {"all things are in God, and God is in all things"} . . . musings on Emergent spirituality, powerlifting, LGBTQueer issues, contemplative prayer, mysticism, cats, music, healing, and more. I like my coffee and my existentialism dark-roasted.

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Location: Marietta, Georgia, United States

I'm an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), in private practice in Marietta, Georgia. My writings on queer spirituality have been published in Whosoever and several other magazines. I live in a house-in-the-woods (Bear's Hermitage) in Marietta with Leonidas (Lenny) and Guy, Mighty Warrior Cats, and way too many books.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Springtime, with Cats and Snake

Spring has sprung here in Marietta, Georgia. This afternoon as I was coming home from work, a single puffy cloud was hanging in the blue sky over Kennesaw Mountain. The sun was shining brilliantly on the trees on the side of the mountain, illuminating the green leaves and pine needles. The dogwoods are in full bloom, and carpenter bees are buzzing around the mailboxes. A variety of cardinals, bluejays, and finches are feeding at the wooden birdfeeder on the porch – much to the fascination of Kato the cat, who closely monitors their comings and goings.

Kato recently brought a small garden snake, still alive, into the apartment. After the snake was escorted back outside, Kato spent some time on the porch happily batting it around with his paw. The neighbor cat, Shadow, came over and joined in the fun. It was amazing to see Kato and Shadow share the snake, since they usually bristle and hurl curses at each other. After a while, Kato got bored with the snake and came inside, and Shadow took the snake behind the bushes and ate part of it.


Blogger Trev Diesel said...

What a beautiful post, Darrell. Poetic writings such as this allow us to reside as "The Witness." Not interfering. Just watching.

10:51 AM, April 04, 2006  

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