The Forest Ballet

I looked out into the forest for what to write. And the naked trees said, "Write about us.” "About you?” I asked. "Yes, about us.” And then the dancing began. As my gaze softened, the trees bowed to one another with such grace and elegance that my heart stood still in awe and wonder. Who ever imagined a forest ballet? Free of their summer clothing…

The Forest Ballet

I looked out into the forest for what to write. And the naked trees said, "Write about us.” "About you?” I asked. "Yes, about us.” And then the dancing began. As my gaze softened, the trees bowed to one another with such grace and elegance that my heart stood still in awe and wonder. Who ever imagined a forest ballet? Free of their summer clothing…

The Power of Reflection

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour. —Old Zen Saying Whether this is indeed an Old Zen saying or someone’s more recent clever creation, it gives me a good chuckle. And from my own experience, it also rings very true! I…

Year-End Days

Mid-way between Christmas and New Year's Day, I'm loving the stillness. I live on a fairly busy street, yet even at the peak traffic times, the street is quiet. The skies are typical gray for this time of year in Rochester, and the snowfall is light but steady. The fire in the fireplace keeps me…

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