Author: Jacqueline Ashby

Exploring the intersection between person and place.



if you move carefully
through the forest,

like the ones
in the old stories,

who could cross
a shimmering bed of leaves
without a sound,

you come to a place
whose only task

is to trouble you
with tiny
but frightening requests,

conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.

Requests to stop what
you are doing right now,

to stop what you
are becoming
while you do it,

that can make
or unmake
a life,

that have patiently
waited for you,

that have no right
to go away.

~ David Whyte


Courage is fire. Bullying is smoke.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

(Having said that, the Culinary Arts do amazing things with smoke such as smoked salmon, smoked bbq ribs, etc. My point being, if you have to deal with smoke, attempt to make use of it in a creative and productive way.)


modern.jpegGreat roof! The potential! You could snowboard down it. More roofs need to be designed for propelling or launching small objects 🙂 What would be optimal is a mountain that you could descend that gradually slopes into the roof and then you’re airborne! That would be amazing!!!