My Maple

The leaves on my maple start life in fragile shades of green. They tentatively unfurl pale lime, sometimes golden. They grow toward summer. Slick rubbery surfaces become verdant labs, energy pads; an alchemical mission marrying sun, dirt, and water from who knows where. Some leaves are breezy cool; blowing their rustle in bluish notes. Some are robust …

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Esteeming Self – Creating the World

Every one of us is creating ...  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are creating with every thought, word, and action. It’s as natural as breathing and about as hard to stop. But how much time do we spend re-creating? Creating thought, action, emotion that originated with someone else, or from our own …

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