Nature Teacher: Nothing is as Nothing Seems

Opening the compost bin lid reveals decomposing garlic skins, leek greens, maple leaves, apple cores, coffee grounds, and other unidentifiable by now but formerly salubrious consumables. Dirt from last summer's potted flowers (probably the water-logged ones that couldn't withstand the heavy rains) is mixed in. I suppose most would view this as rubbish or waste …

Have You Seen the Rose Bush?

The whole is some of everything if we but open our eyes to see. Growing pains do not require suffering. Pruning encourages growth. Endings are beginnings.¬† Instead of shooing away challenges welcome the fortitude of character as an expansive, cleansing belly breath. Out. In. Up. Down. We are the sum of everything --- life experiences, …