Your life is a source of light. Don't waste precious time worrying how much darkness exists beyond the reach of your light, whether your light is bright enough, or how the darkness feels about your brilliance, or when your light will burn out. Just shine.

Pruning Season: Time to lose unnecessary hindrances that make life gnarly, sick and fruitless.

This morning the ground shimmered, wet in hazy sunbeams straining through misty air.  Home within pressing warmth I gazed outside at rich cherry wood tickled by emerging white blossoms.  My sight scattered over a jagged overlapping network of branches, confusion laid bare in wintry nudes.  I saw twigs fall to the ground, severed.  Limbs stretched …