Saturday, February 24, 2018

When things look dark

Sometimes, when things are looking really dark,
it's best to take the long view, to remember
that ultimately, dawn will come again...

Friday, February 23, 2018

A fence, not a wall

Instead of walling in -- or walling out -- 
those difficult emotions, build a fence: 
something more permeable, to let the feelings through,
to touch your heart, or share into the unknown and receptive air.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The beauty of the unexpected

Sometimes, in the face of unusual weather,
it's best to abandon your previous plans;
to settle back and take some time 
to appreciate the beauty of the unexpected.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Always underwater

We can detect the land beneath the waves,
but not the point where sea becomes the sky.
Is that because we're always looking down,
or is it just we're always under water?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


So many buildings, so many windows,
so many lives, and so many stories --
how can we continue thinking
ours is the only way of being in the world?

Monday, February 19, 2018

Difficult advice

Perhaps the most difficult piece of advice to take to heart...

Sunday, February 18, 2018


You say you're longing for the simple life,
the way things used to be, a hard day's labor,
and the rising with the sun, but are you willing to forego
the ease with which you shop, communicate, and learn
with today's technology?