Teaser for a upcoming project dedicated to some of the best tasting coffee places in Seoul along with their stories. No set name yet but I kind of like "From the Grind" haha. Music by @takubeats. Coffee by @r.aboutcoffee (@sungsooyune @sooonjieun @kris_yoon) #ShotbyWu#CafeCulture#ForTheCoffee
One last post for Earth Day Weekend: This tall flowering rocket in my friend's yard drew me in with its showy spikes of purple blooms.
And the view I loved best was of the cluster of buds at the very top of each spire. So much growth happening there! So much potential!
In my mind is the poem we read together in church this morning, as part of our flower communion service.
"But we have only begun to love the earth.
We have only begun to imagine the fullness of life.
How could we tire of hope?
— so much is in bud.
How can desire fail?
— we have only begun
to imagine justice and mercy,
only begun to envision
how it might be
to live as siblings with beast and flower,
not as oppressors.
Surely our river
cannot already be hastening
into the sea of nonbeing?
Surely it cannot
drag, in the silt,
all that is innocent?
Not yet, not yet–
there is too much broken
that must be mended,
too much hurt we have done to each other
that cannot yet be forgiven.
We have only begun to know
the power that is in us if we would join
our solitudes in the communion of struggle.
So much is unfolding that must
complete its gesture,
so much is in bud."
And so I realize, these buds feel like hope to me. I've been so tired, so sad, at the way our earth is being treated, and at the direction it feels like things are going, at every new EO, every appointment.
But these little buds, clustered together, emerging a few at a time... they are the people who are marching. The people who are meeting, and making signs, and talking to their neighbors. The people who are writing letters and making phone calls. They are the people gathered in groups to read poems and summon strength and make plans.
They are hope.
Let's carry the EarthLove from this weekend forward into the year, together.