as we watched
the big kids perform
‘a christmas carol’
‘why is that man so mean?’
‘why is he so crabby?’
‘how can he be that mean?’
I told them that later in the play
mr. scrooge’s heart will grow
and he will learn to be nice
just like what happened to the grinch
it made my own heart grow
to think about
their naturally kind and compassionate state of being
how they could not even begin to imagine
why someone would choose to be mean.
‘i think being nice is more important than being clever.’
“i’m going to give this to my mom, it will make her so happy!”
“love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
perhaps my cat grass
has gotten a little out of hand
and may be better suited
for a jungle cat rather than a house cat….
“and i’d like to give my love to everybody,
and let them know that
the grass may look greener on the other side,
but believe me, it’s just as hard to cut.”
from the farmers at the market
we become farmers with our own market.
“when tillage begins, other arts follow.
the farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”