Me and my gal. I hope I have been a good bhewtic for her.
Quite astonishingly, we don’t have a special word in English for those who would mentor others in studying nature, in finding connections with nature, and in being part of nature.
I want to be able to give credence to those who would do such work. In finding the word, I am simply going back to our roots: to the Proto Indo-European language and keeping it simple.
Bhewtis ~ nature.
With the suffix “ic,” meaning pertaining to, as in the word “medic” which means pertaining to heal. … Read more
First flight, a juvenile gull lands heavy on the balcony. She’s scared. Parents, sentinels. The community is a riot.
I’m going to call this mottle-beauty a gwylet, after Welsh gwylan for gull and ‘et, as in cygnet, owlet.
After hours, she finds her way to the edge, and swoops again, wind through her virgin feathers.
To another, lower shiny, slate roof.
Landing, slips down, backwards, wings stretched. Friction.
Stops. Climbs ugly to a tiny notch. Breathes.
I’m with her parents, on guard, until nightfall. But in the morning, they are all gone. #gwylets #gulls
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