polepole¬†“slowly, gently, softly, quietly; be calm, take it quietly, don’t excite yourself, never mind”: slowly; take it easy [< Swahili].

It’s taken me almost a month to really process this – I am simply not finished, not ready, not prepared to go back out into the world.

I had hoped that I might soon be looking at changing this blog to “Collar and Camera,” but the collar eludes me still.

Adrift in the Seas of Despair

God never gives you
more than you can handle,
they say
I truly wish that
he wouldn’t have
so much faith in ME!


The seas out here are choppy
my wee boat is taking on water
I am exhausted from bailing
No shore, no rescue in sight

Give me the secret of walking on water, Lord
Or maybe the simple gift
of breathing underwater