What an Ecotherapist Does on their Birthday

14 06 2012

On the night before your birthday, you should sleep out under the raspberries.


 Fireflies. Bullfrogs. Occasional glimpses of stars in the cloudy sky. Dark pine silhouetted across an open sky. Two cars, a few dogs, mostly quiet. Quiet. Quiet.

Awakened during the night only by logistical issues. Where is the pillow? I’ve edged off the therma-rest. Where’s my extra blanket? My head is cold.

And then they start. Robins. Blue jays.

My first image: pine silhouette, open sky, and the thinnest, most stunning sliver of the moon hanging with a few wispy scattered clouds that almost immediately hide its glory.

Happy birthday to me from Mother Earth.



6 responses

15 06 2012
Beth Lapin

No, the photo isn’t mine, but it was as close as I could find (I forgot to take the camera out to the raspberries0

15 06 2012

And Happy Birthday from me. Glad your birthday isn’t in January,..
What a nice start to your day, hope the rest is also wonderful.

15 06 2012

Happy birthday, Beth, and thank you, again, for sharing part of it with Essex Books!!!

23 06 2012

Sleeping under quiet stars, waking amid singing birds. Thank you for celebrating your birthday by reaching out to share these priceless gifts, and your talents and kindness, with all of us.

27 10 2012
Therapy Now

Awesome! Its actually amazing article, I have got much clear idea
on the topic of from this article.

1 11 2012
Beth Lapin

Thank you! I’m glad it helped.

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