And the people stayed home

  And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new … Continue reading And the people stayed home

The Giving Tree

  The Giving Tree by Maria Fokas The music caressed my office like the sun caresses the face of a flower grateful to be alive in its moment of blossom. The warmth of its touch consumed me and took me away from the present moment of chores and tedious thoughts of routine; and then the phone rings to interrupt. Three rings before I pick up the handset and put receiver to ear. It was my sister. She said that she had some bad news. “Is everyone alright?”, I asked. She replied that the news was of a different kind of bad. … Continue reading The Giving Tree