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Haibun: A Helping Hand

#Haiku Happenings #2: Xenia Tran’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Whippet Wisdom - a Highland Journey

black whippet in winter jacket on snow-covered forest trail

Flow down and down in always widening rings of being (Rumi)

This Winter has brought us many snows. Here in the glen it feels safe and sheltered. As much as we love the mountains, we rather walk on lower ground when winds move snow around.  Every year there are walkers who disappear.  Every year they are brought home by volunteers. Volunteers with widening rings of being.

winter sky
the stars remember
a helping hand

© Xenia Tran

snow covered mountain seen from the forest glen

This season has already seen 179 avalanches in the Scottish mountains. Scottish Mountain Rescue has 23 teams and more than 800 volunteers who give their time freely to search and rescue people who are lost, injured or reported missing. We greatly admire the spirit of these people and are very grateful for the work they do.

If you are interested in volunteering for Mountain Rescue Scotland or want to support them you can…

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