Owlsquatch Chronicles

Monthly Archives: February 2020

It was the night that changed her. During the day, she was like anyone else, a cog in a machine, unthinking, unfeeling. Those were traits long forgotten, now deemed too dangerous. It was our own fault, we brought war to this world, and now we have forced stagnation upon ourselves. Work how we’re told, eat what we’re told, sleep when we’re told; but not her. Every day she takes a bit of… Read More

Deep in the woods he build his castle. To shield him from the storms, and separate him from the beasts. He built tall towers that never quite made it over the highest trees; the windows never fully sealed against the immortal winds. The man left the privacy of his walls only to hunt, some days for food, others for boredom. He never felt bored before he built his sanctuary, but he was… Read More

I’ve been wanting to start cutting my own hair for a while. I wont have to spend money on the haircut, I’ll save time en route to the barber, I can compost my hair (it’s actually really a great source of nitrogen for your compost), but I’ll be the first to admit it’s a little intimidating. For one, there’s the challenge of seeing the back of your head (or your entire head… Read More

There’s something magical about the few moments before the sun begins it’s arc through the sky. When the earth around you remains black as night, but the horizon begins to glow. The sun marches on preceded by it’s retinue of lights, telling tales of yesterday, and destines of tomorrow.

The Earth is more then a massive stone soaring through space, she is a living system that nourishes and protects us all. This has never been more apparent for me then when watching a nearly 500 meter cliff face slowly breathe in the morning light, then exhaling a torrent of flame that runs down the length of the cliff. After an hour of hiking in the dark, it was vibrant, dazzling, and… Read More

Hello! I love reading.. The way it feels like a personal, one on one conversation with the author; the meditative quality of doing absolutely nothing, but reading. But alas, I do not read as much as I would like. It can be hard to slot out the time in our modern society with so much stimulation all around us. I decided to start this little book club to share the books I’ve… Read More

There was a sage living atop a great mountain,Her temple was crafted by the Earth,With columns of stone,And a canopy of leaves. Many sought the wisdom of the sage,They would climb the cliffs and ledges,Suffering the winds and sun,Until they reached her summit. The temple had no doors,Simply a wide open arch,Beckoning all who pass to enter,And find sanctuary within her halls. As the sage walked forward,Pilgrims would fall to their knees,Some… Read More

Last night, as I slept,I dreamt there was a great wall before me. I hadn’t the strength to climb over,Nor the wings to carry me. I took a seat on the ground,And I looked at the wall. I had spent all my life on this side,It was good, but not everything. My destination,Was everything. As I pictured this everything,Clear in my minds eye, A fissure cleaved down the wall,from pinnacle to base…. Read More

Today did not start out a good day, but it ended a great one. I had a conversation yesterday with a friend and it left me feeling.. uncomfortable, for lack of a better word. During the conversation, my friend responded very intensely to what I saw as an innocent question. After the conversation, we exchanged several messages in which I attempted to understand what had happened. In brevity, my friend thought my… Read More