i believe

in the new story

a better story

in kindness and the

powerful gesture of carrying a reusable mug

in riding bicycles

and not owning what we don’t need

local book stores

with paper books

and small cafés with china cups

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

unseen acts of integrity

light rail

dark skies

the piano of khakia buiatishvili, the dance of misty copeland, the calligraphy of thích nhất hạnh, the books of paul hawken

the innate human capacity to live in tune with other species

eating slowly

sitting down 

standing up

and the million micromovements in between.