Hold It Like a Baby

My lovely friend Clare is visiting.  Last night I was worrying to her that in writing this blog about climate change from my particular point of view, I am putting out negativity.  Her response was something like: whatever it is you have to say, HOLD IT LIKE A BABY.  She said, if you fight to be positive there is a violence  and judgement  in suppressing “negative” feelings.  She is a practioner of Zen. Whatever is on your mind, whatever it is that you want to say, she told me, hold it gently and warmly, carefully and deliberately.  Hold it like you would a baby.

Today is cold which feels right.  George made a fire in our wood burner for the first time in many months, and we are baking these huge potatoes– earth apples– for our dinner.

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