Sustainability, when done properly, is extremely humbling. After 5 years of reading sustainability topics every day I really thought I knew the field inside and out. How naive. I knew the mechanics, the characteristics, the terminology.
It wasn't until this baby came into my life that I truly understood the depth of the concept of "sustaining life." I spent 10 days in silent meditation being open to the ethereal invitation to bear a child. (that is proof I am a slow learner, a quick study would have needed only 10 seconds to accept such a gift) I named her Sage meaning a "profoundly wise woman who is a gentle shade of green."