Poem, Flowering Shadows: Thoughts on Friendship
Among the billions of shadows Cast upon the earth’s shifting dust, A mere handful will cross mine. And of those handful A few, A very precious few, will intermingle with mine In such a way That during our fleeting existence, As we share the same air, We release pollen from the garden of our hearts, Until we find ourselves Flowering Inside each other's shadows.
Coffee and Compromise
Over the years I’ve had a couple of short conversations with a few people about the benefits of water for the body. And I agree, pure water is essential for the body’s health. However, these same people said they drink a lot of water because they drink coffee. I tried to explain to them the reality that once pure water is combined with any other ingredient, it no longer is pure water. It then is transformed into an ingredient to make the other beverage and no longer has the s