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Lydia McCauley and Kurt Scherer are owners of STONEHOUSE ARTIFACTS, offering Treasures from Colonial India. Online Here.

Our shop is located in Bellingham, Washington. We welcome you to come and visit our small estate, enjoy the grounds and share a cup of Chai.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mammoth Lakes, California

This is a journal entry from July 10, 2007 while we were visiting Yosemite.

I loom about the world
forgetting to follow my breath
I walk dizzy in the heat
I muddle about

We trek together
It's important to walk together
but not easy
takes patience

We wind about
though old forests
granite stones
heavy on the earth

Coming to the river
cool water dances
bouncing downward
flowing cold

One puddle
in the rock
holds pebbles
so clearly they lie
so bright the light
enlightens the water
and even though
I cannot see my reflection
I see my Self
in that
I am That.

This is a photo of Hannah and Lucas, our daughter and son-in-law, ever the enlightened jokesters.
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