Can you eat the sun?
American Gold Finch
Elderberries, Okanagan Falls
Yes. Can you stand on the sun without burning your feet?
Yes. Of course. Can there be more than one sun?
Red Haven Peaches, Okanagan Landing
Yes. There are many suns. Can the sun make a nest like a bird?
Yes! Can time be stopped until the sun comes again?
Yes, you can! Can you pass the sun on to others?
Greata Plums, Keremeos
Yes. Is this called “living”?
Lady Bird and Dill, Okanagan Landing.
Yes, indeed. Is this called “dying”?
Red Osier Dogwood, Grey Canal Trail, Bella Vista
Yes, but not simply. Are the sky, the earth and the sun one?
My Father’s Hydrangeas
Yes! Do you know the secrets of the universe?
Yes. Does all this happen on earth?
Malling Apple Rootstocks, Fruiting, Bella Vista
Yes! Is that what the earth is?
Yes. Is that part of the sun?
Sailboats Riding Gravitational Winds, Okanagan Lake
Yes. We are living in the sun. Does that bring tears to the eyes?
Onion Harvest, Okanagan Landing
Yes, it does. Is the wind a part of this sun?
Milkweed Seeds, Waiting for the Wind, Skaha Lake
Yes! Are we alone here?
(There are hundreds out today. This is their time. They look like queen carpenter ants.)
No! We are not alone at all.
What is that? I don’t know! Isn’t that cool! Isn’t it cool as well that the force that makes this apricot leaf also makes this caterpillar?
And rowans peeking from the background.
Pity about the fence. On behalf of all humans, I apologize for that. Some of us are trying to do something about that, but humans are such frightened things, it’s a big task. Please be patient.
In the meantime, there is the sun, and sailboats riding on molten comets…
Would you rather a world made out of machines?