With shimmering deadliness,
Flexible and adaptable, give way,
Fray into a panorama of mosaic lines,
Or stand on one’s own accord.
Do not hide: refract and reflect,
Intensify that which one magnifies,
Be ice, be strong in fragility,
be pierced and reformed.
Susceptible to the seasons,
thaw, reform, and crystallize,
Be clear, clarifying.
Allow yourself to be at the mercy of natural cycles,
Grow something bright in a season of death.
Speak only in the drip
of the sun. △
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November 6, 2016
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June 12, 2016
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February 24, 2017
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December 14, 2016
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January 29, 2016
A morning at home with a simple bowl of toasted oats and nuts.
March 8, 2017
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December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
October 14, 2016
“The mountains speak in an unlearned language that I love.”
September 16, 2016
Bag summer for a little while longer. Winter is coming.
July 6, 2016
Can you hear the sound of moo-sic? During summer, the von Trapp family grazes cows and other farm animals on their nordic ski slopes in Vermont for sustainable land management
June 25, 2016
A simple dish to remind you to try new new things in life
November 17, 2016
Alpine Modern editor in chief Sandra Henderson shares her guide to a Bavarian-Coloradan Holiday
June 20, 2016
The “Stube” — a special place in the alpine homes of Bavaria and Austria
March 10, 2017
A Visit to the Lake Tahoe Home of the Owners of Heath Ceramics
June 17, 2016
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June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
July 19, 2016
A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel
June 12, 2016
A gin cocktail with homemade huckleberry-sage syrup
November 2, 2016
Winter is coming. A classic poem about preparedness, enjoying life, and friendship.
November 19, 2016
A conversation with Alexandra Gove—collector of beautiful moments and things—about slowing down and being hygge in the present… like the Danish do.