We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness. David Orr from "Earth in Mind"
Apr 11, 2007
A Poem for Alder
A riot of colors he fills the room or field or heart. Feeling his way through as only he can with smiles and tugs, until everything tumbles onto him. There he will sit among the pieces he has collected tasting everything to learn its essence the stuff behind the shape or use.
Up again going going where is the up that he can reach? To find more parts of his world to taste until he is full of textures and shapes.
With tears he drifts away from some of his collection that has not been stored in memory through the tips of his fingers and the width of his tongue.