Tag: forest

Plant a Tree

Shall oil burn the sky? Or can human wisdom like a saplinggrow taller, greener, more generous? How can we know what lies ahead? Plant a tree, and see. – Kim Stafford, from “2519” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat… Continue Reading “Plant a Tree”

What Is the Message of the Forest?

While riding our bikes along a path in the forest, the sun spangling through the trees into our eyes, young Guthrie called over his shoulder: “Dad! Maybe the sun through the trees is doing Morse Code telling us the meaning of life!” A little… Continue Reading “What Is the Message of the Forest?”

To Be a Dancer

If you want to be a dancer,” she said, “If you want to dance with another, you will listen to moving water. You will start with steps, and then learn pure flow. – Kim Stafford, from “The Play of Moving Water,” Wind on the Waves:… Continue Reading “To Be a Dancer”

Let the Forest Be Your Teacher

Believe me as one who has experience, you will find much more among the woods then ever you will among books. Woods and stones will teach you what you can never hear from any master. – Bernard of Clairvaux

The Future We Are Creating

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar

Gifting Our World with Appreciation

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “Gifting Our World with Appreciation”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Dead

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations. – Kathy Hobaugh

There Is No Outside

Nature, earth, the world—whatever you call it—is not simply something I am on but something I am. It is not outside of me: it is me, and I am it. There is no outside. – Paul Kingsnorth

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Wednesday of Hope – Larger than Imagination

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations. – Kathy Hobaugh