Everything we do has a ripple effect.
For making things good.
For creating harm.
For building someone up or
crushing them like an insignificant bug.
Which side of history (even your tiny corner of history) do you want to be on?
What is your legacy?
Hopefully my legacy is one of hope
During an ice storm a few years ago a beautiful old weeping cherry fell over in the yard. I left the roots and fallen stump because there was beauty in the mossy bark and it was a perfect home for Buddha
Over the years the tree has started re-growing and the most amazing microcosm has formed. The leaves have aphids, which brings tiny black beetles who eat the aphids, which brings bushtits to eat the tiny beetles and aphids.
Bushtits are itty bitty little birds who happily twitter in the weeping cherry not a foot from my head and bring me great joy, for which I am grateful
If artists only showed their best art.
If singers only performed when their voices were sublime.
If pianists only went on stage when they had perfected their craft.
Sing, dance, make imperfect art.
We can all create beauty.
For ourselves and everyone who lost their way
There have been many times I’ve wanted to say stop this week.
To world events,
Mostly to the atrocities and hate we seem to be heaping on each other.
Just stop…… please
Some days we make all the right choices,
Some days we don’t.
The decision is ours alone to make
It is our duty to never look the other way.
Never shrug off what we know is wrong.
Don’t look away.
Fight the good fight
Spring equinox is one of my favorite holidays.
Everyone I’ve loved who died did so during the winter. So for me the spring equinox truly marks the end of the season of darkness and brings me closer to the beautiful warmth of summer
Fun is an important part of life.
Not everything needs a deeper meaning.
Cute birdies welcome here
Never look away.
Never explain away.
Never excuse hate.
Never permit bias, bigotry or ignorance to go unnoticed.
Fight the good fight
There is no reason for any sane woman to be against the concept that all women should be fighting for all women’s right to sovereignty over their own lives.