Wildlife Greetings

Todays Inspiration
Main Feature Image – Caucaus Catmint

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Stephen R. Covey

Wildlife Greetings – Season 3 – Directory

Music Score – Breeze

The Woman I Am

I have always been taken
with things that have age
and history…
It is not growing older
that bothers me
but the realization
that time is fleeting
and fickle
and ephemeral
And I know
time is also precious
and with age comes wisdom
and I have learned
what is important
As a child
I hid parts of myself
even from my own eyes
I would wrap myself
in a towel
just to walk
to my bedroom
from the shower
and I would change my clothes
 under the bed sheets
ashamed of my early development
Now I walk from the shower
to my bedroom
wearing nothing
but the lavender oil
that anoints my body
And I am proud
of the woman
I have become
for I am the daughter
of Larry and Peggy
and the granddaughter
of James and Dorothea
Guy and Virgie
and the sister
of Jason
You see, these people
helped shape
the woman I am
their blood is my blood
their particles are my particles
and my heart beats to their rhythm
And to hide any parts
of myself
would be
an injustice to them
So I will stand
as proud as the lavender
that basks in the sun
and blows in the wind
before becoming the oil
that anoints my body
And on this day
of my birth
I will bask
in the sun’s rays
and feel the wind
on my skin
because what is important
is family
and love
and making the most
of fleeting
and fickle
and ephemeral time

Ⓒ Kristian

Do you have a poem, observation or even an inspiration you have written that you would like to see displayed?

If so drop me an email with your poem to

Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter


Chinese-plumbago and Caucasus catmint

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Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

14 thoughts on “Wildlife Greetings

  1. When I woke up this morning, I had 104 views from 64 visitors with 46 likes and 28 comments as of 7:04 am. That’s a little below my average, but I’ve been fairly inactive this past week due to spending time with houseguests.

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  2. What a lovely poem by Kristian! This morning I had 106 views, 82 visitors, 60 likes, and 18 comments for Moonwashed Musings. My new blog, Ongoing Whimsy had 70 visitors, 154 views, 81 likes, and 7 comments.

    Happy Monday, Rory!

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