Sunday, August 31, 2014


 these two were may...snow and blossoms.

When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, 
you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, 
and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, 
and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. 
You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand 
that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all 
emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans,
you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’
That judging mind comes in. 
And so I practice turning people into trees. 
Which means 
appreciating them
 just the way
 they are.
~ram dass
i love trees.
i always have.
i spend a lot of time.
breathing them in.
 there are many photos of them.
in my archives.
i grew up here.
and i am back here now.
and these trees.
have gone through many changes.
over my nearly fifty years.
but then.
so have i.
no judgement.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

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