Sunday, May 20, 2018

The nature of things


You know you'll need to clear the table
before you can set it again for your next meal.
You know you'll need to cook before you can eat.
Why resist these natural progressions? Enjoy each phase,
remembering that each leads to the next...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blessings in uncertainty



Uncertainty holds within its tension
Potential, and possibility -- and hope.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Some lives in shadow


At any given moment,
some lives will be in shadow
while others live in light. 
Be patient; with time and the seasons
the balance is sure to change.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Generosity


Though we cannot end world hunger
we can still make time to feed one another.
And though we cannot bring world peace,
we can share what peace we can with those around us.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dance into the light



Even though she's dying,
Cut from her roots and stuffed into a vase,
She spreads her fragile skirts in joy
And dances into light.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The stones in her path


Always remember: it's the stones in her path 
that lend depth to the river's song.

Monday, May 14, 2018

What bothers us?


It's an undeniable fact of human life: that little things, 
up close, have a way of looming large, and large things -- 
as long as they're at a distance -- seem to fade into the horizon. Which bothers you more: the small rock in your shoe, 
or the war that's fought two continents away?