When our focus is toward a principle of relatedness and oneness,
and away from fragmentation and isolation, health ensues.

Transcendence as the only real alternative to extinction.

~ Larry Dossey


It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but a doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

~ Mary Oliver

Photos by Barbara
Top: A wild iris in Quaking Bog
Bottom: Weeds in a vacant lot.
Minneapolis, MN.