"The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations—all of them rearranging themselves so that this precise, remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be."
The morning after we make our long-married love, I make the bed laughing. The mattress lists to one side. Books are scattered on the floor. The sheets look like the sheets of the desperate.
We’ve been together one half my life now. My hips are going and must be held just so. Your knees ache if you’re on them too long. We must be careful or injured. Yet desire throbs like a busy signal,
and I find myself afraid of familiarity’s passion. It isn’t at all what I expected. Really, I thought new love was a lake, doomed to drought. I did not know it was an ocean we entered, that would deepen as we went into a body of water so vast we cannot see its end.
"I often call on the wind to assist me through troubling times. The wind blows through my emotions, stirring them around, taking with it all the negativity as it moves through me, and brings me to a place of peace."
"Poshaiankia, the father of the Medicine Societies, designated Cougar the duty of carrying messages from humans to the higher spirits, because of this animal’s personal power, superior knowledge, strength of will, and steadfastness. Therefore, Cougar represents the link between ourselves and the most powerful spirits in Zuni Mythology: Mother Earth, Father Sky, and the Originator of All." (via)