What will you do

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

Joy in life

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 

Hope will prevail

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

Quiet militant 

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

Be gentle

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

Happy places

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