i hooped in the dark, listening to the coyotes of the hills howl beneath the moon.

their chorus was terrifying, and electric, like a full moon on halloween. fear froze me for a heartbeat. adrenalin melted me into action and i sprung for the front door.

there is so much life outside.

birds fly overhead every day. the streets i walk are crowded with dogs and people. we have two cats at home. last night in san francisco i shouted “city raccoons!” to myself in the car when two fat guys wadded across the street. about two or three weeks ago a skunk popped out of the gutter and stared me down while i hooped on my drive way. deer are common enough in the area to prompt the posting of yellow signs printed with a solid black deer.

crickets sing at night.

birds sing in the morning.

coyotes howl at the moon.

and all of this makes me so hugely happy.

to the simple things,


This entry was published on October 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm. It’s filed under free write, happy heart, heart, lately, life, nature babbles, photography, rambles and writing, words, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “outside

  1. This is beautiful!

  2. gabbie20132013 on said:

    Reblogged this on Gabbie Blog.

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