“Emptiness” by Maria Walton

It’s all about the negative space now— the shapes made within and between the branches of our lives. I never could see it before, or only glimpses— all foreground, blinded by the obvious beauty of form and sense— black lines against a grey sky missing the interplay of polygons and the fantastic show of kaleidoscopic … Continue reading “Emptiness” by Maria Walton

Spring Equinox Equanimity Phrases & A New Spring Poem

It seemed appropriate given the arrival of the spring equinox and the current state of the world to revisit the equanimity phrases that I use in my practice in hope it might be of benefit to some of you. May I have peace in the midst of conflict May I have wisdom in the midst … Continue reading Spring Equinox Equanimity Phrases & A New Spring Poem

Bonsai Life & Death, Environmental Ethics, and the Role of Art In Shaping Our Inner and Outer Landscapes

Tune in to the latest episode of my bonsai guru, Ryan Neil’s podcast Asymmetry for a table turning interview with Ryan himself by environmental ethicist Kate Brelje. This fascinating discussion explores a variety of topics around the state of our old growth forests and ethical bonsai collection, the role that art can play potentially in … Continue reading Bonsai Life & Death, Environmental Ethics, and the Role of Art In Shaping Our Inner and Outer Landscapes