prowl, prey & nourish…

It doesn’t matter where I find myself in the world, my natural waking state is roughly an hour before sunrise. I instinctively am a predawn prowler. The nourishing solitude of watching night turn to day stirs something in me that’s deeply primal and ancient.

All summer I roam Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts following coyote tracks and scavenging the beach. Back home in Vermont now, my predawn habits shift. However, my prowling and the way I feel doesn’t change one bit.

dawn: to begin to grow light as the sun rises

prowl: to move about or wander stealthily in or as if in search of prey

wander: to move about without a fixed course, aim, or goal

prey: an animal (idea, objects?) taken by a predator (scavenger?) as food (nourishment)

scavenge: to salvage from discarded or refuse material

nourish: to promote the growth of

2 thoughts on “prowl, prey & nourish…

    • Lisa Lillibridge/Dakota 1966 – Growing up on the Great Plains of South Dakota—I have an inherent longing for spaciousness. Since I was a child I've been a scavenger, drawn to exploring ruins, and talking to characters...all traits I still hold today. My artwork/photography often reflects these hardwired characteristics. I live in Vermont and spend a lot of time on on Cape Cod...the sea has become the scavenging playground of my adulthood.
      Lisa Lillibridge/Dakota 1966 on said:

      It is a rather inspiring way to spend some time. Let’s scavenge next time we are together.

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