* Bonobo chimpanzees and armadillos are the only
May 10, 2009Took my burner cherry at pdf, making me the luckiest brand new baby burner ever! Enlightened me on the beauty of what it is to be a "real" burner. She never fails to inspire, connect, give, love, and laugh. Her kindness and fun overflows to everyone around her.
October 22, 2007I've been meaning to write a testimonial that expresses how much
I value having this woman as a friend, a confidant, a campmate,
and so much more. I don't feel like I have the ability to say how I
appreciate having Armadillo in my life, but while reading through
a book of poetry by one of my favorite poets, I came across this
poem, and was reminded of her, and of of her strength, passion, and
sense of humor. The poem says so much, and is curiously poignant, so
here it is....
COME INTO ANIMAL PRESENCE by Denise Levertov (with a minor edit)
Come into animal presence
No man is so guileless as
the serpent. The lonely white
rabbit on the roof is a star
twitching its ears at the rain.
The llama intricately
folding its hind legs to be seated
not disdains but mildly
disregards human approval.
What joy when the insouciant
armadillo glances at us and doesn't
quicken her trotting
across the track into the palm brush.
What is this joy? That no animal
falters, but knows what it must do?
That the snake has no blemish,
that the rabbit inspects his strange surroundings
in white star-silence? The llama
rests in dignity, the armadillo
has some intention to pursue in the palm-forest.
Those who were sacred have remained so,
holiness does not dissolve, it is a presence
of bronze, only the sight that saw it
faltered and turned from it.
An old joy returns in holy presence.
August 1, 2007This woman kicks #@$%&?! and gives the 'realness' 2 burners new and old! Don't know her? Well U better!
November 1, 2006Armadillo is my elf sister. Tiptoeing oh so softly through the chaos. She whispers to me when I sleep and gives me magic to live by. She is a quiet resilient shimmering prescence that shows me hope, faith and the grace of humor. She has scraped me off the street more than once and has flown me to safety. (even though I threwup in her shoes and slept naked in her anniversary bed!). Fly away home on your light fairy wings sister elf...and shine bright!
October 11, 2006Come HOME!!! We missed you this last weekend