Characteristics of Life, by Camille Dungy

A fifth of animals without backbones could be at risk of extinction, say scientists. -BBC Nature News Ask me if I speak for the snail and I will tell you I speak for the snail. speak of underneathedness and the welcome of mosses, of life that springs up, little lives that pull back and wait … Continue reading

So even if the hot loneliness is there

“So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.” ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart

Silence, by Billy Collins

There is the sudden silence of the crowd above a player not moving on the field, and the silence of the orchid. The silence of the falling vase before it strikes the floor, the silence of the belt when it is not striking the child. The stillness of the cup and the water in it, … Continue reading