I’m individually hand-scrawling copies of the haiku “Heroes 2″ on postcards to benefit Team Kristi — a fund-raising effort to help the family of Kristi Hertzog, who has suffered numerous medical complications from a viral infection following the delivery of her twins last month.
Pay five, ten, twenty-five or fifty dollars, depending on how much you want to send. Every penny paid for every card goes to Team Kristi.
Heroism is sharing, and we all have at least a little to share, don’t we?
I’m ready to wear my hand out for as little as five bucks copying this haiku on 4×6 watercolor-grade postcards. I’ll even foot the bill for standard domestic postage. I’m hoping you’ll be willing to help out, too.
I’ve never been good at sending Christmas cards to my friends, no matter how many of my friends think to send me holiday greetings. That hasn’t changed this year, but since I know a few of those friends visit this site on occasion, I’ve decided to post a sort of online Christmas wish. This one goes out to my friends, family and anyone else who happens to view it.
By the way, if the meaning of this haiku is too muted, click here to see a different angle on the same sentiment.
the morning whispers
a subtle message prone to
another repost of one that appears in the book.
could anything be
as real as the smile passing
between you and me?
Longtime regular readers may have noticed the return to an old habit — that is the posting of a daily haiku. That’s how my haiku habit originally began. So as not to thin out the haiku quality too much, I’m going to occasionally revive old entries. This would be such an entry.
“Soft light” was originally posted last year. It also appears in my book — which, if you haven’t yet bought it but are inclined to, is available from Amazon. It’s a bargain at $7.50 a copy. Better yet, all of its 2009 net royalties will be donated to Project H.O.M.E., which happens to be one of my favorite charities.
Of course, if you already have a copy of the book or you just aren’t interested in it, I’d still encourage you to make a donation to Project H.O.M.E. (or the charity of your choice, homeless or otherwise).