How do you speak?

Can you grasp how much you are loved by the plants and the trees? I have been visiting my parents, rendezvousing in my childhood home. When they built this house, a major consideration was how to keep as many trees as possible, specifically the divine Magnolia that could have mindlessly been engulfed by the footprint […]

is silence really silent?

A dear avocado tree outside my door is best friends with a shama bird. Every morning, shama comes to rest upon her branches and share a visit. To hear their two hearts sing together… ahhh… even writing it brings tears to my eyes. The connection between this feathered one and this leafed one is simply […]

our great teachers

Despite the multitude of human interactions one will experience in a lifetime, true friends in human form are far and few between. I feel beyond grateful to have a small handful in which I know I can trust my life. Who are these people in your life? Have you thanked them lately? Have you shared […]

simple complexity

We humans are so good at making everything complicated. The plants and the trees are so good at making everything simple. Turn off your phone, your computer, your TV. Take off your watch. Put down your book. Turn your todo list face down. Leave the laundry for later and…. Go outside. GO OUTSIDE!!!! Go out […]

child-like wonder

Wandering around the backyard late this afternoon, grazing like a rabbit among the herbs… yarrow flowers, bright yellow Mexican mint marigold blooms, rama tulsi, sage common, mulberry, chicory leaf, parsley, chocolate mint… Ahhhhh… finally coming down from a full day of computer, tech support, cell phone, todo lists… The plants reminding my body of their […]

equals

7.6 billion humans are on Gaia. Even at this astounding number, we still only make up .01% of all life on earth. Any guesses of who makes up 82%? Plants!!!! source article Ponderings within myself that have been stirred by this stark comparison… How much of my human superiority complex remains and where does it […]