As shit storms the bad news, fear breaks the internet and the media feeds the beast, I sit, reeling at my table, in my melting-pot café, and fret about corporatism, climate change, dashed dreams and the antidote to all this trauma.

Abby, a regular and a pal, shows up, hungry for breakfast, with no appetite for corruption or taste for self-harm.

I turn to her, eyes beseeching, heart bleeding: how do we keep our focus on peace? I whisper, how do we keep our focus on love?

Abby sneezes, bites into her croissant and laughs in my face. Then, settling down, I swear on my life, she looks right into me and I hear the answer: 

Get out there and grow it.


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Big ups to Abby’s beautiful Mom for letting me share her joy. 


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