i celebrate

the new story

a better story

the powerful gesture of carrying a reusable mug

riding a bicycle

local book stores

with paper books

small cafés

with ceramic cups

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

unseen acts of integrity

light rail

dark skies

the painting of berthe morisot, the calligraphy of thích nhất hạnh, the dance of misty copeland

eating slowly while sitting down

sitting down 

standing up

the innate human capacity to live in tune with elders:

the whale

the tortoise

foregoing the dominance

choosing instead 

to bow with the quahog

in its deep down diggable way.