Small Kindnesses – where holiness dwells

Small Kindnesses I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walkdown a crowded aisle, people pull in their legsto let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”when someone sneezes, a leftoverfrom the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die” we are saying.and sometimes, when you spill lemonsfrom your grocery bag, someone else will help youpick them […]

Shoulders, Atlas and Earth Day

If you had to choose a poem for Earth Day what would it be? From my limited collection of poetry I have chosen Shoulders by Naomi Shihab Nye. It reminded me of Atlas and his burden – I share the popular misconception that he shoulders the earth (rather than the celestial spheres). Naomi Shihab Nye shoulders hope […]