159: On Life & Biomimetic Design: An Interview With the Architect Veronica J. Anderson

My dear friend Weaver over at neptuneandtheoak.wordpress.com has just posted an interview we’ve been putting together for over a month! I’m humbled to have been featured on her blog as an architect combining science, art, and a love for Mother Earth with a passion for spiritual living. Please stop by her website and check out her posts about sustainable spiritual living as well! I’m so grateful to be included in this community of people dedicated to living well in body, mind and spirit and I’m so filled with love!

Neptune and the Oak

i am pleased to bring you an interview with the architect, Veronica J. Anderson. She shares with us a journey of seeking answers to Life’s basic meanings and purposes: a quest involving the confrontation of pain and disappointment, the will to stay the course of knowing herself intimately through her experiences and the joy of making Biomimicry Design a life-sustaining reality for 21st century cities.


Establishing Foundation

It’s clear from a visit to your wordpress site that you have a strong spiritual centre from which you live. Could you share the basic evolution of your beliefs/creed? As a child, I was raised Episcopalian and church every Sunday was an obligation. I grew up thoroughly enjoying the parts of that experience that revolved around making connections with other people: singing in the choir, meeting friends during Sunday School and growing up with older role models which my small family didn’t provide me…

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206: Tweeting Teens



Anything not to be here.

Come with me,
I don’t want to be alone.

Anything not to be seen.

Moving among the mirrors,
Looking anywhere that isn’t real.
Reflections just soften the blow
Of landing in what can’t be changed.

But there is no more truth
In the present moment
Than in the reflections constructed
By those who seek to run.

All the grasping to the truth
Of the here and now,

No more noble than a tweeting teen.

203: Times The Universe Was Oddly Satisfying

I’ve got posts about crystals and poetry in the drafts folder but here’s something that made me oh so satisfied. I think you’ll like it too. And if you want to take it to a spiritual level, you can use these little coincidences and perfections as a reminder that life is beautiful, chaos is balanced by perfection, and everything happens for a reason.

Presenting… The 31 Most Pleasurable Things That Have Ever Happened.


This shelf that makes everything better.

#8: This shelf that makes everything better.

192: Something Magical

self portrait

Self Portrait – V. Anderson

There’s something magical about poetry.
Everytime you don’t
write it down, it happens
to be the best.

and then sometimes when you do,
it just comes out like a jumble
of crashing waves.

It always comes to you when
you’re just not quite ready
and some of us even have to drag it
back in by its run-away tail.

But the other magical thing about poetry
is that not only
is it in everything, but
there’s nothing it’s not!