a vignette by Fred Leeds
This plain old human being is also something radical. Let me tell you why.
To be radical means to involve the root. To involve the root is to reveal the source. As the sun and the rain cull the plants and animals from the heart of the earth, the sun and the rain, the plants and the animals move still within my human frame. While I remain myself, I am also something radical: a living moment of the whole earth. As all other things come back to me in my time, I bless myself by blessing others and the earth.