Tag: sparrow

Let Us Not Forget All We Are Given

“A sick sparrow remembered the beneficence of someone who cared for it. A captured tortoise did not forget the beneficence of someone who helped release it. How sad that some human faces lack the virtue of these creatures.” Eihei Dogen To learn about and/or… Continue Reading “Let Us Not Forget All We Are Given”

Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning. – Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope”

Being Connected

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities.  The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

Thoughts on Hope – 9

It was a chilly, overcast day when the horseman spied the little sparrow lying on its back in the middle of the road. Reining in his mount, he looked down and inquired of the fragile creature, “Why are you lying upside down like that?”… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Hope – 9”