True riches.

Nikki McClure is an artist
I respect & appreciate her work
I don’t remember the image she created that went along with the phrase which sticks in my head:

“Know your true riches”

I’ve been rolling around this phrase in my head recently, actively looking around at my life
Recognizing these true riches

Eyes that can see the gorgeous Autumn light

Or feeling the breeze on my skin, hearing the leaves rustling while on a hike

Sometimes, the camera isn’t available to capture certain events, or would be disturbing

Like on the recent Land Trust walk…
At a certain point on the hike, we paused, settling down to talk when a large doe came up
We had both sat down near a well-travelled deer path
She wasn’t spooked, she didn’t bolt
She was SO beautiful
And she stood there for a bit, even coming closer before heading up the hill a ways to walk around us.

It wasn’t the time for the camera
It was time for Being With.

And later, towards the end of the walk, a handsome Leopard frog was seen.
Again, just Being With.

Know your true riches.


Or hanging out with an Ancient, like Genuine kitty.

Or with a friend who is a skilled pie maker-baker

Or hearing the sound of a waterfall
(I wish I knew how to upload videos… Dang)

I may not be able to get a car loan with these riches…
But it’s good to recognize
How connected I am with others
Even if I don’t feel rooted

It’s good practice for me to actively cultivate knowing my true riches.

About Marneymae

small organic farmers are my heroes. has a deep appreciation for clean, running water. keeps a digging fork in the trunk of my car to move dead animals off the road. View all posts by Marneymae

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