oil and ocean

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

- Native American proverb

I can’t stop thinking about, dwelling on, living with the natural oil that unnaturally bleeds into the ocean and my heart.
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In this week’s mama digs, I write about Margot’s eyes. Saturated, vibrant oil. And Ruby’s eyes. Vast, surging ocean. Both naturally occurring, both powerful.
click here to read oil and ocean.
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ps Last few days to get that screaming deal on the sauce maker/food mill you can’t live without at Our Happy Homestead.

16 Responses to oil and ocean

  1. clove says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Pure poetry. Thank you.

  2. Jean Albus says:

    You have overwhelmed us with this, Nici, both me and Richard sitting in our bathrobes in the morning sun. I love you and thank God for you and your family in our lives.

  3. Anya says:

    So beautiful! Now I am crying (but that is a good thing!).

  4. Kara Daume says:

    This piece is truly a work of art. So beautifully written Nici.

  5. Kelle says:

    Aw, Nici. I read it and then went back and read so slowly…taking in each…stopping to think about it…to picture it…to see it. And I saw. That was beautiful, my friend. In so many ways. You are so talented…and I am so blessed to have you in my life.
    xoxo

  6. j.j. says:

    so thoughtful and heartfelt…

    xoxo

  7. Jennifer says:

    Lovely, just lovely.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Lovely, just lovely.

  9. Terri says:

    What can I say, except….your words have captured beauty.

    I am so glad to call you my own……..

  10. Joanna says:

    thanks for that little slice of beauty. it’s hard to function normally these days, knowing that catastrophic amounts of oil are spilling into the ocean. i hope we can somehow fix this one. i hope this proves to be a lesson learned.

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