Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Tree in the Forest


Noticed the other day that my TEDx talk from 6 years ago hit 40,000 views. Following the “Famous” post, this is equivalent to buttonhole fame in the big picture of fame and fortune, but still I’m grateful to be in the mix of public discourse. Gary Snyder’s Zen teacher once told him:

Sweep the garden.
Any size.

That this quote stays with me is prophetic of feeling how small my garden is next to the thousand-acre mega-farms. But no matter. And in some ways, more real and certainly more intimate to be sweeping every inch of a space I’ve come to know so well.

Meanwhile, noticing that the Blogpost views these past weeks are way down. Not that I compulsively check numbers, but I do notice. And sometimes it feels like the proverbial tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it. But maybe the bugs and birds do and that’s enough. 

12 kids are about to enter my music classroom for some serious fun and frivolity and I’m not the least bit disappointed that there are not 12,000 or 12 million of them. It would be challenging to play a name game with that number.

On it goes. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading ... every day .... please continue ....

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