I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one

but I give myself to it.


I circle around God,

around the primordial tower.

I've been circling for thousands of years

and I still don't know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?


Rainer Maria Rilke 

from Book of Hours 

Born in Los Angeles and raised across the US, Emily Arin Snider 

Raised by fans of Buckminster Fuller and Elvis, intrepid travelers and service-minded citizens, Emily's model of the world never included neat categories or predictable paths. 


Whether feeding pygmy goat pets in the 1980s in Los Angeles before heading off to school, o