...For the mind that needs to be controlled is the one that does the controlling. Thought is trying to drive out thought.

~ Alan Watts



The light begins to return today. The season of the dormant seed.. potential and hope. This is my favorite season.. this part of the life cycle.. for the promise of life being held within the shell deep of the seed in the ground as the visions that come after the harvest now must lie in wait.. and, for the potential of each seed.. between now and the great turning in early February when the light shifts to a sweet pastel yellow is the time to consider the seeds to be planted the coming cycle. As a tender of plants and soil and other living things this metaphor for this season speaks to me. What seeds will you plant this year?



Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

~ Henry David Thoreau



Compassion is always born of understanding, And understanding is the result of looking deeply.

~ Thich Nhat Hahn


Butternut Bloom

The vegetable life does not content itself from the flower or the tree a single seed, but it fills the air and earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, if thousands perish, thousands may plant themselves, that hundreds may come up, that tens may love to maturity; that, at least one may replace the parent.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson