The Weather Tree

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 11:01 pm

The Weather Tree has been a bit of a fixture on my business Instagram feed. It made its first appearance here and made many more over the past 4 years or so. It’s been a touchstone for me – the physical embodiment of a Zen koan when things are feeling out of hand.

Today was good. Productive. I did a bit of coding today that I didn’t think I could figure out because an API documentation was overly complicated for what I needed to do. Lunch was made, dishes were washed, and the elderly were assisted to and from various commodes.

In the aftermath of Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes, I am still taken aback at the responses. The defending of Trump and the attacking her for saying people with disabilities should not be mocked. It feels like the world is tipped sideways. I don’t know how people can’t see. This isn’t politics or political correctness. This is loving your neighbor as you love yourself.

Things feel out of hand a lot these days.