Midnight Park

Velvet quiet, wise lamps, lakes like oil spills, statues that wink behind you, and the soft flutter of sleepless birds... What's there not to like about a midnight park? And then you have the occasional oddball… Such as the Frenchwoman who was talking to herself and gesticulating fiercely on lone alleys, and then turned away … Continue reading Midnight Park

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Why Every Writer Should Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is almost like adopting a child - it brings joy. It's something every writer should do. Last week I bought eight beautiful thuja trees. We planted six of them outside our new fence. Ever since, I've been checking on them daily for any signs of unwellness. I overcame my social anxiety and … Continue reading Why Every Writer Should Plant a Tree

You, Me, and a Tree

Sometimes I wish I were a tree, To spread my deep roots underground, To know the land, to taste the soil, To grow tall and strong, to stand my ground Against storms, earthquakes, and landslides, And with my stateliness to keep at bay The crows and the woodcutter's ax. Yes, I wish I were a … Continue reading You, Me, and a Tree