I feel safe
under a canopy of branches,
beneath an umbrella of leaves,
embraced by a tribe
of wise, old trees.

(Note: As of today, I have one month left

in my One Year of Beauty.
I have not yet decided what to do
when the year is up.
As you might imagine,
it’s a time-consuming project
but very rewarding, too – and I know
many of you count on it being here every day.
If you have ideas for how or if this blog
should continue after October 11th,
please post them here
or email me at