Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Awakened to a gray and overcast morning. Looks like rain. Our naming ceremony will be indoors.
Verlyn Klinkenborg had spent part of a summer in Yellowstone where he'd seen a young elk grazing, "the velvet still plush and unrubbed... and on his back sat a cowbird." Now I see the scene, too. So well painted on my imagination by the brush stroke words of VK.
Mary O wrote of crows: "they don't envy anyone or anything... why should they? the wind is their friend, the least tree is home." Then she turned her thoughts to herself. "Should I have led a more simple life? Have my ambitions been worthy?"
We had a very nice naming ceremony. Justice cooked rice with berries and prepared herbal liver cleanse tea sweetened with maple syrup and honey. I put an altar on the floor as it was raining. Keanu received his second name. It is an exceptional one for such a young child, age 4. A small giveaway followed the ceremony. After we ate the four travelers got ready to head east and Cedar came home with me. After supper at the Community Cafe with Wallis and Marcellus, Cedar and i came home and watched Kurt Browning skate on youtube.


  1. Liver cleanse tea sounds wonderful.. How do you make it?

  2. I don't think it was the liver cleanse as it tasted too good. the liver tea is not delicious.