Maybe the leaves I found mean nothing except an early arrival of autumn this year. Maybe they are flukes, a mistake of one maple’s DNA code. Or maybe they’re n
lines that curve, lines stick straight, lessons in asymmetry; funny cradle for a funny girl, balanced precariously…
Like the only child I am, I secretly still relish the notion of having something I never have to share.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi When I was younger I raged against the injustices I saw in the world. The tragedies, the losses, the violence and cruelty. It kept me up at night, […]
Most of the time they are chopped off, as gardeners are want to do, to help all the energy go into the developing bulb below. And it makes sense to us, who eat them. But that’s not what the onion wants.
Yesterday I played in the pond just like I did when I was little. Before work I took my fishing pole, a net and a bucket out back, feeling like revisiting a childhood activity I used to enjoy so much. I loved played in the water growing up, fishing, swimming, […]
Nature has its own ideas of freedom, too. Whether you live in the suburbs or on a farm, a quiet battle is continually underway, a fight to keep the wild things at bay…
I’d seen a little brown puppy the day before, taken her out and played with her. She had run around me in circles, getting dizzier by the moment. Having adopted so many animals from shelters in my life, I thought a pet store was the last place I’d ever get a dog. But in the end, all those animals need homes, too, I realized.