May my tears water a sapling, May my life support its growth. 

May I walk with care and healing for new life upon the earth. 

May our breath move with the Spirit, flowing free around the Earth. 

May we listen to the sunshine and feel the moon reflect our worth.

~Song by my spiritual friend Mary Cohen
(Inspired by Laura Weber’s poem “Not Our Trees”, written after the 2020 Derecho in Iowa that took down many of our Standing Friends,