Apple Of my eye… Why did anyone name New York City The Big Apple? Surely they never saw The Rocky Mountains For these juicy peaks Appear to be The biggest apples That my eyes have ever picked Rock Steady Silent witness Your jagged edges Pierce the sky Like a royal crown in […]Read More Rocky Mountain High
I love Being by Mountains They are like So many needed things Like a gathering Of tribal chiefs Of wise, non-attached Observers Who remain steadfast in their element N’importe quoi qui arrive They remind me That even the Earth Can rise like cookie-dough And resist eating Its own baking Mountains are like the cookies That […]Read More uneaten cookies
There is a Mountain That I want to climb And for so many years I have exhausted myself Walking in circles around its base But somehow, today, something is different Maybe I’m just tired Of making myself dizzy Because today I hear a voice that says, Hey stupid! Mountains can only be climbed By stepping […]Read More Stepping Up
Unborn Giants Do you ever Feel Like you have to look up Every word you want to use? Like you no longer know What a word really Means Whether it really fits The idea in your head? Or the idea in your Heart? In what womb do ideas grow Before emerging To take shape […]Read More prose: unborn giants
Which side are you on? The side of the oppressor Or the side of the oppressed? Can we see Beyond our side? Can we switch sides? Can the side of the oppressor Become the side of the oppressed? And vice versa? On the side of the oppressor Do we believe we are entitled To claim […]Read More Which side are you on?
A Festival for Live Music & Environmental Activism? On the Hudson River? Yes! I’ll be there. “Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a […]Read More Clearwater Hudson River Revival 2018
Currently, I’m reading the eye-opening book Ka Stories of The Minds & Gods of India by Roberto Calasso. It was recommended by my teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, whom I’m excitedly preparing to study with this summer in their Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Intensive in Boulder, Colorado. My first impression of the book is that […]Read More ka, reading, practice, awakening: ashtanga updates from #yogawithsandi