Brenna's Musings

Flower photo by Brenna Busse

an elegy

April 29, 2016

The word elegiac is usually reserved for the somber remembering of the dead through ponderous verse. I heard the amazing poet and philosopher, David Whyte speak recently. His thoughts on elegy as both recognition of loss and celebration of what is lost resonated with me deeply.

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daffodils photo by Brenna Busse

being hope

March 29, 2016

Spring now! This time is a literal groundswell of possibilities as the earth begins burgeoning with life. Seeing the impossibly green sprouts emerging from the only recently frozen ground, feels like hope.

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on the beach photo by Brenna Busse

creating with nature

January 29, 2016

On my self crafted art retreat in Mexico this year, I was drawn to create rock pile sculptures. This is a human impulse with a rich history and meaning. This practice is not without controversy, especially in wilderness areas where “leave no trace” is extolled.

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Gift of tree — love of linden

August 23, 2015

More about trees! So the last couple of years I have developed a relationship with the linden. I find groves around the city and prune the elegant, drooping branches to use to create my “Gift of tree” series.

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gift of tree by Brenna Busse

Gift of Tree

July 28, 2015

An intense summer storm hit the city of Minneapolis, where I live. I was devastated to see that there were trees blown down all over the city. To honor these fallen giants, I began to collect branches before the trees were unceremoniously dragged away, chopped up and shredded.

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