Monday, August 2, 2021

Surprised by the scent of love


The most important decision 
A contemplative photographer makes 
Is whether or not to respond 
To the invitation. 
Those of us who listen; 
Who stop and turn and go back to see 
What’s calling them, and kneel 
In search of the perfect composition, 
Having taken the shot, make awake to find 
Their nostrils and their hearts and eyes 
Filled with the sweet surprising scent of Love.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Trust in the becoming


Who we are now and what we are becoming 
May be very different things. 
Our job in this moment 
Is simply to bloom as best we can, 
And to trust that our labors and our losses 
Will result in something more 
Than we could ever have asked or imagined.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A pastoral scene to soothe your soul


I’m not sure why pastoral scenes 
Like this one seem to feed my soul, 
But since they do, I’ll share this one 
In hopes it brings a sense of calm 
And peace into your day…

Friday, July 30, 2021

Welcome the new day


Welcome the new day, 
Whatever it brings — 
The light and the dark, 
The colors and the gray, 
The rain and the sun, 
The highs and the lows … 
Even the weeds have lessons to share, 
If only we watch, 
And listen.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Where we spend our love


How is it that we who are capable 
Of investing the inanimate 
With so much tender care and affection 
Can so easily ignore the plight 
Of humans, plants, and animals 
Endowed with life?

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Seek out the source


“Sunlight fell upon the wall; 
The wall received a borrowed splendor. 
Why set your heart on a piece of earth? 
Seek out the source which shines forever.” (Rumi)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The truth of our connectedness


When we are at odds with one another, 
It becomes more difficult to see 
The fragile pearls of connection 
That bind us to each other and the world. 
Step apart; step into the light 
And let the truth of our connectedness 
 Be illuminated.