i believe

in the powerful symbolic gesture of carrying a reusable mug

in stories well-told

riding bicycles

not owning what we don’t need

in used book stores

undusted jackets

in telling our children the truth, always, even when it’s difficult

unseen acts of integrity


loose tea

light rail

long hand

the poems of mary oliver, the teachings of thich nhat hanh, the kick drum of john bonham, the leadership of joanna macy

eating slowly while sitting down

sitting down

standing up

the innate human capacity to live in tune with nature



and our brilliant bright blue blossoming