Nature Teacher: Adapting

several trees adapting to grow over rooftops

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. -- Chinese Proverb One of the first trees I planted 30 years ago was an Ornamental Pear. Inexperienced at the time, I planted it at woodland's edge thinking the forest would showcase its white blossoms. That pear tree …

Sparks of Light

Young male holding a globe reflecting sparks of light, with huge sparks of light in the background

"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another."                                 ∼ Ram Dass During the aberrant quietness of shelter in place, I've reflected more deeply on this statement and how our thoughts and actions …

Looking to Ancients, Artists and Antecedents for Answers

Red mushroom growing out of dirt and darkness

Contrary news reports on the coronavirus got you feeling confused? Everything changing too rapidly to absorb? Feeling like you're churning in a sea of uncertainty? No worries (unless that's what you choose to do.) Look at the bright side. Yes, there is always a bright side, as the Tijitu depicts and notables observed:   "Confusion …