i believe

in the powerful symbolic gesture of carrying a reusable mug

in new stories

riding bicycles

not owning what we don’t need

in book stores

undusted jackets

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

unseen acts of integrity

libraries

loose tea

light rail

long hand

the poems of mary oliver, the teachings of thich nhat hanh, the drawdown plan of paul hawken

eating slowly while sitting down

sitting down

standing up

the innate human capacity to live in tune with nature

magic

spirits

and our brilliant bright blossoming

future.