At our Airbnb condo in Puerto Rico, the neighbor’s shrubbery hangs over our backyard fence. The neighbor, Pepe, is a landscape architect, and his tiny backyard is stuffed with beautiful plants. I particularly enjoy the Allamanda waving in the ocean breeze–perhaps bidding us farewell. One of the beauties of this gated community is the greenRead more about Borrowed Beauty[…]
While vacationing in Puerto Rico, we stopped at a 375-year-old kapok tree. Kapok is the cottony stuffing used in meditation cushions. The roots of the kapok trees are tall buttresses from which other sprouts develop into trees. This tree is well-rooted! These buttress roots give me an whole new image regarding the verse on theRead more about Kapok Tree[…]
This day had a difficult birth. Rain pelting. Wind blowing. Now that the sun has risen behind gray clouds, the rain has calmed, although tree branches still dance in the wind. Blue sky peeps through fast-moving clouds. All is in flux. This breath. This movement of the eyes. These hands. Nothing is fixed.
Last evening, before meditating, i saw a young porcupine in an apple tree. Very cute. Being an aversive type person myself, some of my good friends are of the prickly sort. Most of them don’t even realize they are sending little darts of ouches. They think they are making the world a better place byRead more about A Prickly Friend[…]