I was glad to see more people using rakes than leaf blowers today. The neighborhood retained the peace of autumnal air as it sounds with a soft scratch of leaves brushing one another in in their glorious, colorful, shifted forms. Our ears likely ache for the subtleties of sounds found constantly in the natural world….
Among the array of thoughts inducing anxiety that would escalate into a panic attack save a combined effort of will and the practicalities of daily living, one of the most wrenching is the escalating loss of entire species of animals from the planet. Even writing that, my chest clenches and my heart and throat swell,…