On another birthday
of my life. Walk some clothes to the laundromat, sit outside,
amygdala is the link between all sensory systems and all
fear responses systems. It's the part of the brain involved independent
of how the
stimulus gets into the brain and how a small beetle searches
for a way around my shoe.
For hunters of species who appeared
in predictable places at predictable times, nomadography was their
trace. In an era of quantum observations we were tracking a
huge female elk that was pregnant and would soon have its baby. We
had to be very silent. Step by step I followed the pregnant elk into
the taiga. Hiding in the shelter of the forest, I watched as her
baby was born. Exactly at the moment of birth, what can a circle mean?
Later, to the right of the
bicycle path are small farms, trailers, fields
of uprooted trees and crumbling adobe houses. To the left, the
Rio Grande chokes on red mud it brought down from Colorado. It's
several months since I've walked the Nature Center's trails, and
its paths seem to have changed. Or is it my mind that's changed?
pierced by mosquitoes,
to a coven of birds
updating the news.