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↞ A N I L A H ↠  • Musician/vocalist from West Coast Canada • • •Wilderness, Silent Places, Mountains • Listen here ↠ ↠

“There is only one question: how to love this world.... I think of her, rising like a black and leafy ledge - to sharpen her claws against the silence of the trees.
Whatever else my life is,
with its poems and it’s music and it’s glass cities,
It is also this dazzling darkness
coming down the mountain, breathing and tasting;
all day I think of her-
her white teeth, her wordlessness, her perfect love.” #maryoliver

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” - #maryoliver

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” - #rumi

“Sleeping In The Forest...
I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.” #maryoliver #forestbathing #shinrinyoku

Sifting through....lyrics, poems, dreams ✨🌙

“Something is wrong, if I don’t keep my attention on eternity. May I be the tiniest nail in the universe. Tiny but useful. May I stay forever in the stream.” #maryoliver

Beautiful intricate layers of chaos and order...most epic show of 2018 so far 🔥 with @meshuggahband

“Sewn together: my humanness and my immortality. Together they hang, trading places like the sun and moon, like pendants in the sky..” #segoviaamil

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.” #alanwatts

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” #edwardabbey #tofino

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