Tao-Girl of the Moment

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!

Hey, Tao-Girls, Haley told me that Anime is a Japanese style of animation - used in drawing cartoons for books and movies 

Haley is also a beautiful poet.  Here is one of her poems for you to read and enjoy:

The Water Cast
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,
the mist,
and the water.
They make a cast around your skinny body.
You must surrender to the mist.
You disappear.
No hope is found.

CJ: 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)
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 by it.

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

CJ: What makes you a Tao-Girl?
H: When there are changes in my life, I let my emotions 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.

Haley and her brother, Alex 

I also 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.