Life As Art: A Meditation on Water

I love my olive green watering can.

I love walking amongst the plants and insects, raining down a small spigot of life-giving water.

It feels good – grounding – to be out under the trees, pulling the hose along behind me. It feels good to be standing in wet leaves and seed pods, feet soaked and crusty with dirt.

There’s something bruising and beautiful about the simple act of providing water. … More Life As Art: A Meditation on Water

Watching Birds on Sunday Morning

  “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd Song Sparrows & Songs Sunday morning stillness. Song sparrows and cactus wrens float in the warm, dry air, flitting from tree to tree. A tiny hummingbird drinks from blooms on a fairy duster and then moves, lightning fast, to an Indian … More Watching Birds on Sunday Morning

Water = Life

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Nelson Mandela I love birds – crows, wrens, sparrows, owls.  I love watching them float lightly on currents of wind. I love the sound of their songs, the sweetness of them. I love how they sing hosannas and hallelujahs when the sun returns each morning. Somehow I lucked … More Water = Life

It’s a Big World: Go See It

I saw this open letter (all italicized portions of this post) from Henry Rollins on Facebook the other day. I beg young people to travel.  If you don’t have a passport, get one.  Take a summer, get a backpack and to to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya… I was reminded … More It’s a Big World: Go See It