While it is my hope that everyone gets to enjoy the wildflowers this year, I really hope people also are protecting fragile ecosystems; our enthusiasm, often fueled by things that looked gorgeous on Instagram, have once again damaged the very things we try to love, which is possibly the most human thing of all…
My cousin, Mary Lee, wrote a whole series of poems on the climate emergency last year (I think?) and I have to admit that some of them were depressing – because she needed to be real. People have been falsely optimistic for a long time, hoping good wishes would do the trick. It won’t. But, action will. My action has been to plant a garden – a tiny, hopeful, oxygenating thing to do. I’m trying to be an optimist – because I’m an Eeyore at heart. Here’s to thinking of what else we can do.
There’s still time to reserve your sport for this Sunday, April 16th, when I’ll be in (virtual) conversation with some fabulous authors at Books of Wonder. Hope you can be there too; check out the Crowdcast link, and grab some books, too.
Last Sunday was the first in the seventies with sunshine since… who knows when. We have had weekday afternoons when it gets into the low seventies just before the wind picks up and the temperature drops back into the sixties, so a whole day during this unusually cool, windy spring after our unusually wet winter was so, so welcome. The whole neighborhood was outside for our day of sunshine, and with the doors and windows open, we could hear the joy in the air.
Poetry Friday today is hosted at Jone’s place.
A breezy, sunny weekend, good books and avid readers! Looking forward to hanging out in the North Bay this Saturday night!
And, then Sunday afternoon, I’ll be virtually jetting to New York to talk with even more great book people!
I hope you can join me one place or the other – you can definitely still reserve your spot on Crowdcast with Books of Wonder, so if you can, do! If not, there will be recordings and photographs posted from both events, and I’ll tell you all about them later.
I’m being cussed out on the daily right now, because I go into the backyard and annoy Mr. Mockingbird and Mr. House Wren while they’re on nest-sitting duty. I think we have two mockingbird couples, and a jay keeps wandering around, and there’s all kinds of fuss in the neighborhood… (CLICK to enlarge poem)
This coming Sunday, April 16th, I’ll be in (virtual) conversation with some fabulous authors at Books of Wonder. Hope you can be there too; check out the Crowdcast link, and grab some books, too.