Welcome To My Green Room

Green rooms are where performers wait before going onstage. When giving a speech, we often inhabit an 'emotional green room' where we wait in a nervous suspended animation until our name is called to begin our presentation. There's another kind of green room that refreshes and soothes. Here, I invite you to relax: Close your …

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My Maple

The leaves on my maple start life in fragile shades of green. They tentatively unfurl pale lime, sometimes golden. They grow toward summer. Slick rubbery surfaces become verdant labs, energy pads; an alchemical mission marrying sun, dirt, and water from who knows where. Some leaves are breezy cool; blowing their rustle in bluish notes. Some are robust …

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