On Connection / by Kirsten Weis

"Weave real connections, create real

nodes, build real houses.

Live a life you can endure: make love that 

is loving.

Keep tangling and interweaving and

taking more in,

a thicket and bramble wilderness to the 

outside but to us

interconnected with rabbit runs and

burrows and lairs.

Live as if you liked yourself, and it may

happen:

reach out, keep reaching out, keep

bringing in.

This is how we are going to live for a long

time: not always,

for every gardener knows that after the 

digging, after

the planting,

after the long season of tending and

growth, the harvest comes."

- Marge Piercy, "The Seven of Pentacles"