Our Tao-Girl of the Moment at this moment is Haley, - who is a
12 year-old 6th grader in Massachusetts. I met her at a Girl Scout
camping weekend and am so proud to let you meet her, too!
CJ: What are
your hobbies and interests?
H: I like to read anime and ride horses. I write
poems, and I love animals. If I could save as many pets as
possible I would have to have a bigger house!
Tao-Girls, Haley told me that Anime is a Japanese style of
animation - used in drawing cartoons for books and movies
is also a beautiful poet. Here is one of her poems for
you to read and enjoy:
The water trickles down your hair.
The mist wraps its arms around you.
You can't escape.
No one can save you
from the heat,
and the water.
They make a cast around your skinny body.
You must surrender to the mist.
No hope is found.
Is there anything that enjoy that is a bit “different” than the norm?
(like: most everyone else likes hiphop and you’d rather
listen to a Beethoven symphony)
H: I like to listen to
any kinds of music. I would rather live in Vermont or New
Hampshire. I like peace and quiet. But the thing most people
don’t know about me, is that I love magic. I am fascinated
CJ: Who are
your role models and why?
H: My role models are my parents and my riding teacher.
My parents tell me that everything is ok and they help me with
my problems at school. My riding teacher (horse back riding
teacher) is one of my role models because she’s kind
(she’s always funny) And, she never lets me give up. She
teaches me how to be braver than ever and to jump the
impossible (at least what I thought was impossible).
Haley and her horse, Ella
makes you a Tao-Girl?
H: When there are changes in my life, I let
come out at first but only for a short time.
I then realize that change is important to grow and
life goes on. Instead
of looking at change as negative, I look at it as a positive.
I'm dynamic because I take something coming my way and
turn it into a positive thing in life.
Like when I go to school, I’m afraid of getting bad
grades but I turn that fear into confidence and I end up
getting a good grade.
and her brother, Alex
asked Haley if she had a favorite quote to share with
us. Here is the one she sent:
Bide the Wiccan Law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust,
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An’ye harm none, do what ye will:
What ye send forth comes back to thee
So ever mind the law of three.
Follow this with mind and heart, Merry you meet and merry ye part.