Author Archives: michelle

evertruth

The evergreen is the truest tree I know. It doesn’t change to suit the season, unlike the other trees. They explode with frilly blossoms in spring to delight our senses with aromatic sweetness, provide shade from the blistering heat of … Continue reading

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reflections

There is a water hole at the end of the path that I walk and on a calm day the reflection of the neighboring trees is crisp and clear, rendering the hues and shadows as a mirror would. As I … Continue reading

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drops of truth

Droplets of water that rest on a leaf will not penetrate a hydrophobic (water-fearing) leaf. If it did then the plant would become waterlogged and die. The leaf is only protecting itself from harm. The water cannot nourish the leaf … Continue reading

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true blue

Lately I’ve been looking to the sky more on my walks. There is a peacefulness in its vastness. Unlike the ground we walk on, it is not for sale. We often are told to reach for the sky. But does … Continue reading

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the truth runs deep

Ever since my revelations about 9/11, I’ve had difficulty just letting it go. My intentions are not to distrupt lives, but to somehow, in some way, honor those whose lives were taken. I have a difficult time being complacent when … Continue reading

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notice the patterns

Life is a series of patterns; patterns of sound, patterns of light, patterns of movement. It’s difficult to see a pattern if you are part of it. However, if you step outside for a moment to observe, it tells a … Continue reading

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change must start somewhere

400,000 people marched in New York for the environment. Why? I mean why bother? Talking to people in my life I come to two basic conclusions: either they know we face a global economic/environmental dilemma and feel helpless, or they … Continue reading

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the storm of deception cannot weather the calm of truth

Who remembers the media chaos following 9/11? It was a relentless birage of impressive images and the same phrases repeated over and over and over on different channels as if scripted for all of them. I don’t remember really speaking … Continue reading

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empathy: feeling the pain of another

I noticed this leaf on my walk today and I just couldn’t pass it by. This is one of those messages I was talking about. We all know, on some level, that our earth is suffering and so are the … Continue reading

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