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
Poisonous gas Intentionally killing humans,
The perpetrators of this atrocity deserve the unspeakable
Have we learned nothing?
The past few weeks nearly brought me to my knees.
This is the first piece of art I’ve done this year, but I saw this quote and it reminded me;
While there is life there is hope.
So here I am
2017 terrifies me and not much does
But this year…. so many unknowns that could terribly impact the most vulnerable among us.
So I will drown out the hate and bias with a quiet militancy.
Come and join me
Ah those painful, gut wrenching lessons we learn.
How grateful I am the lesson has been learned and ties have been cut
Be extra gentle this year.
There is a lot of pain and unhappiness around us. If you can’t help at least don’t add to it
If you are suffering, please ask for help
tel:1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Hotline
There are things that need to be released
After all the years of practice it’s still hard
But drawing pretty birds soothes the spirit
Sometimes all it takes is one second
To discover a happy place
To fall in love
With a place
And it can stay with you forever
Even on the cold and lonely nights
To keep you warm and happy