Meditation – By C. J. Stevens
Green things growing are a sacrament.
The tiny flower in this stray plant
Is just as catching to the soul or mind
As the roses that proud in the corner stand,
And green things growing have a stubbornness.
They say to winter, to drought, to time, to us,
Wait until summer, until next year. Wait.
Featured Storyteller – Jon J. Muth
Story – Zen Tales – Jon J. Muth – 9780439634304
Featured Artist – Claude Monet
A history of Monet’s Village:
Those Lazy Crazy-Hazy-Days of Summer – Nat King Cole
When the Night Hears My Song – Bedouin Soundclash
In and English Country Garden – Jimmie Rodgers
Interview – Joanna Macy
Meditation – By Eric Williams
Let us bless the Earth,
And all that is steady and firm.
Let us bless the Sky,
And all that is open and filled with light.
Let us bless their union,
Holy and without ceasing.
Let us bless their children,
The bounty of field and forest,
Stones, plants, animals, and all living things.
May the gifts of the Earth and Sky
Strengthen, refresh, nourish, and heal the peoples of the Earth.