Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Choices


At some point we will be forced to realize 
Severe decrepitude has set in, 
And nothing short of major renovation 
Will enable this old barn to continue. 
And then the choice arises: 
Do we shore it up, take it down and replace,
Or let it slowly sink to the ground? 
What opportunities arise, and what is lost 
With each of our available options? 
And what do the choices we make 
Say about who we are?

Monday, May 20, 2024

The coming storm


You might not want to get so busy 
Taking care of your own needs 
That you miss all the signs of the coming storm; 
The one that will affect us all…

Sunday, May 19, 2024

The eternal invitation


The invitation is always there, 
To deepen; to step into the Oneness; 
To leave behind the cares and opinions, 
And enter once again into relationship 
With That Which Feeds Your Soul.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Beauty everywhere


One of the many things I love 
About riding on ferries 
Is the opportunities created by reflections 
To indulge my love of abstract photography — 
Yet another gentle reminder: 
There’s beauty everywhere — 
You only have to open your eyes to it.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Friendship


Friendship is such a blessing: 
Tied side by side 
To a wealth of shared interests and experiences; 
Separate but similar 
(And growing more so with age) 
Both free to leave or stay but choosing now 
To spend this time together, 
Floating, yet not adrift, 
Supported and uplifted 
By the calm seas of affection.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Healing green


In a world beset by troubles beyond imagining, 
We turn to — and need — 
The cool greenness of nature 
To restore our souls.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Committing to excellence


I love to imagine how proud 
 The architects, builders, and owners 
Of buildings like this must have felt 
To have created something so intricate, 
So beautifully proportioned and appealing. 
What might you or I create today 
That so exquisitely portrays 
Our commitment to excellence?