Coyotes roam our neighborhood. They were here first. They eat rodents, rabbits, cats and yes, little dogs. They scale 7 feet tall fences and have no concept of what property or pets are.
When I take Max out before bed I check the side yard to make sure it’s safe. Max doesn’t seem to care. It’s a bit daunting for me.
When I came across Pat’s free verse on her blog I was reminded that all of God’s creatures, all of us, are simply trying to survive in a land that has become artificial, indifferent and unfamiliar. And . . . I reminded that the coyotes were here first.
Posted on August 27, 2011 by Pat Cegan
I will howl for all who fail
to see the beauty that surrounds them,
howl for those dying of hunger
while others spend money to lose weight,
howl at the indifference, often
more deadly than hate.
I will howl because my voice
longs to merge with others in a
song of sweet surrender to who
we are and who we are becoming, a
howl that celebrates life. Amen!
Ida, you are an inspiration and a founding member of the NNSBS*.
“I wanted to post this link, and hope this gets to you to post.
Christine Lagarde is my model hero for women. She is a walking
model of how to grow gracefully and not pandering to products
and what they perceive men want. Look at her, a knockout man,
head of the IMF. She did this all naturally and in France where
hair color is huge. She exudes self-confidence.
Natural hair, nails, eye lashes,very little makeup….
Women feel as if they have to put on all these false things,
for what?? I never bought in too all that crap, (and actually, most men hate it
here is the link. Hair color, painted nails, would ruin this look.”
*Naturally Nude Smart Broads Society Instead of purple and red hats we will meet twice a year in Paris and buy a couture wardrobe. Then we will meet once on the East Coast and once on the West Coast (of Italy) and sip champagne. Are you with me?
Here’s a bit about Christine Lagarde:
A French lawyer and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund since July 5, 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman ever to become minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to ever head the IMF.
A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde made history as the first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. On 16 November 2009, The Financial Times ranked her the best minister of finance of the Eurozone. In 2009, Lagarde was ranked the 17th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.
On 28 June 2011, she was named as the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund for a five-year term, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the aftermath of his sexual assault legal case. Wikipedia