I’m not awake enough to understand
You miss everyone. Even the people you read about today
You are made, fundamentally, from the good.
I think of viewing my Grandma Rosie
On the day the world ends
You are tired,
I know they will someday soon see everything and they will know about everything and they will no longer take never mind for an answer
My children are so young
Some humans say trees are not sentient beings,
What if I throw the white light of Alma around anyone who might need protection from the reckless speed of driving or the reckless swerve & skid of the world? & the psychic opened his hands & shrugged up his shoulders. So despite your doubt or mine as to why I’d gone there, to a psychic, in—I kid you not—a town of psychics—in the first place, right now, as you read this, let me throw the white light of Alma around you & everyone you pass close to today, beloved or stranger, the grocer, the bus driver, the boy on his longboard, the lady you stand silent beside in the elevator, & also I am throwing it around anyone they care about anywhere in the spin of the world, because, we can agree that these days, everywhere, particular caution is in order &, even if unverifiable, the light of my dear sister Alma, couldn’t hurt.
More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
I work around (and live around) a lot of sustainability-minded folks. I use beeswax wrap and avoid using disposable plastic and cleaning papers as much as possible. Conserving resources isn't as much a conversation or to-do list as it is the way we live.
When it seemed like everybody I knew was doing decade retrospectives for the new year, I was scowling and feeling resistant to doing that much reflection. I always chafe a bit at the resolution thing; expecting to change ourselves all at once is, after all, a lot to ask of a single midnight, and frankly I reserve the right to change my goals whenever I darn well please, thank you very much.
who are you,little i
It’s still out there,
My friend Bethany is a naturalist, environmental educator, and generally lovely person who recently shared this little seed of a thought:
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