closely, slowly, tenaciously


he picked them up in the woods on the mountain,
this rock museum volunteer.
teensy tiny sapphires,
no bigger than the seed pearls
in the photo above.

this morning
we met a man who
uses tweezers to mix
pollen particles
to create new dahlias.

who am i?

i am the woman
who is
slowing down
and making time
and paying close attention
to see
to create
to live in

today’s post is part of the scintilla project.


More about 365 Altars


maybe you want to visit the women’s history month series my friend angela is hosting.
there’s a whole lotta’ women letting their colors seep out over there, and it is quite beautiful.


  1. ☆little light☆

    Looking for angels in moon beam particles. I always find you, wings, sparkle and all…

    • whollyjeanne

      i love the way you sling words, moonshine. i seriously do. and i seriously thank you for slinging these words in this spot on this night. xo

  2. Sera Bishop

    …and to remind the rest of us to do the same. And you do it so well, Jeanne. <3 

    • whollyjeanne

      thank you, sugar. i’m ready for it to become second nature;)

  3. Tracy Mangold

    Oh this is beyond words. beautiful.

    • whollyjeanne

      I find myself pulling away from words right now, so thank you, Sugar.

  4. Angela

    With tiny sapphires and pollen particles, there is no multi-tasking, only focus and presence and breath. Thanks for reminding me to slow. down.

    • whollyjeanne

      well, sugar, if anybody needs to slow down, it’s y-o-u. xo

  5. noelrozny

     Such miracles in small things!!

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