Thursday, August 12, 2010

North Carolina

"Do you see that? That eye shining?"

I asked him as we were sitting in the dark on a decaying picnic table. He stands up looking beyond puzzled and starts chuckling.

"You mean that lightning bug?"

Glad darkness shadowed my face, I felt myself blush.

It never occured to me that they have fire flies in NC.

"I've never saw one before."

The weather was smothering. It was all I could do to understand the dialect.

For the first time in my life I dropped everything and hopped on a plane and on I went.

Blurs of memories replaying from the 2 weeks I spent there, computerless, without a car. It was interesting.....

I will go back.


Monday, June 28, 2010

It's like I like it

Forcing creativity is like trying to ride a bicycle with square tires.

Insert even more awesome and snappy phrase here --------->

Followed by a trippy mindfuck -----> 0

It's in that hole. In case you were wondering.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In June

"After the game,
the king and the pawn go into the same box."

Italian Proverb.

Live how you choose. Control you OWN destiny.

"We make our fortunes, and we call them fate."

Earl of Beaconsfield.

You can do great things.

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."

Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wind of We

Drifting mahogany scents entangle with descending leaves,

More than quiet livelihood

Entertaining the senses, purity and serene

Plunging and fluttering amongst the breeze

I wouldn't, Wait, Yes I would.

Forever will you dance with me?

The cool nights begin to freeze

All at once the life is gone

Until something strange becomes anew

As briskly appearing as the dawn

The chickadees all atwitter

Gentle changing iced morning dew

Forever, forever?

Wonderful emotions never bitter

And the snow falls

A voice whispers "Never, never"

Fragile allure becomes enraged

Violence hiding in the aphotic scenery enthralls

The wandering soul is now intangible

Concealed and absent.


Earth softens, the departed ones again animate

Colorful insects zoom and buzz busily

The blustery weather came and went

Moisture collects and from there consolidates

Dripping, dripping freely, easily

Run away, Far away


Today, today

The spirit contrives revenge

She lays in wait

Angry and cold

Consumed by hate

The wind whispers a message

"Alone, alone."

Non compos mentis sanity alleged

I speak to the wind

"Forever, forever?"

Banteringly mocking replies

"And ever, and ever."

By Miranda PierceJune 2, 2010I hope you like it!~~M

Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm in-joy

Ahhh.. Another pleasantly stimulating addition to my blog..
I don't really know where to begin. Had another good season at the ski area. Except one broken arm, only a minor set back. Started a new job working as a whitewater guide for Oregon Whitewater Adventures. So far I love it. The people are fun and it's wonderful to begin embracing nature and it's beauty again.
This weekend some other guides and I did a training trip on the North Umpqua. The water was raging and VERY COLD. It never ceases to surprise me how such a simple task as rafting can make all of your worries melt away for a short while. Navigating the swirling waters is hypnotizing and refreshing. Topped with adrenaline.

The boat is heavy
Our arms our strong
Forward hard!
Back paddle, dig in!
Aye, aye captain!!

"Breathe in deeply - Feel your soul refreshed. It's river time!" R.R. Hicklin

There are all these amazing quotes I have been hearing all weekend. My favorite of which I don't know the writer.

"May the peace of the wilderness always be with you."

This reminds me of my friend Penny who is currently battling cancer. She is probably the kindest soul I have ever met. When I think of her it is easy to visualize hiking on a pristine hillside with lush green ferns being trampled by her three legged husky dog. When I think of her I think of picking plums on a warm Sunday afternoon before departing to Portland to proctor for an EMT test. Many fond memories of her.

Lately I have been feeling very satisfied. I have met many goals I have set for myself and need to make a new list.

New job
Dated AMAZING men. (yes you guys. Jay, and Jason)
Picked mushrooms/berries
Hiked more
Rafted more
Became more healthy
Loved more
Formed strong bonds
In tune with self
Broadened horizons
Picked up hitchhikers
Played irresponsible
Was responsible
Felt creative
Had adventures
Self reflection
Started playing harmonica
Listened to nature

New Goals.
Be less selfish
Listen to my heart
Go back to college
Strengthen upper body
Reconnect with old friends
Spoil my cat

Over the next few months the outdoors will become my home again while I work on the river. Hopefully I find time to post pictures and connect even though I will be far.

"May the peace of the wilderness always be with you."