In honor of Earth Day
Selections from "In a Japanese Garden"
by Charmaine Aserappa
Be the still pool. Let your face reflect the glory, the wonder.
Be the bud. Prepare to blossom.
Be the tree. Grant shelter.
Be the moth. Seek the light.
Be the rain. Wash away, cleanse, forgive.
Be the grass. Grow back when you are trod upon.
Be the seasons. Welcome change.
Be the moon. Shine through the darkness.
Be the pebble. Let time shape and smooth you.
Be the leaf. Fall gracefully when your time comes to let go.