Friday, February 26, 2021

Variety, the spice of joy

As artists we understand it takes 
A variety of shapes and textures, 
Dark, light, and colors, 
To create something that pleases the eye 
And ignites a response in the heart — 
Which helps us to understand 
That this same concept of variety 
Is an essential component of the joy we find 
In both community and experience...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Quietly awaiting

Waiting quietly beneath the weight of snow, 
Hearts ache with longing for the spring, 
Conveniently forgetting how much it can hurt 
To burst through into newness 
And bloom.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Harbingers of spring

And so the year begins again: 
Bright harbingers of spring, 
These flowers, and all the tiny birds returning, 
Whose twinkling songs like stars 
Ignite the morning, calling forth new blooms.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lit from within

An accidental noticing: 
That the sun, passing briefly through the room, 
Could ignite this statue, as if lit from within. 
Might we, too, in allowing 
The divine within our hearts to shine forth, 
In turn ignite the hearts of those around us?

Monday, February 22, 2021

There are times when we’re meant to be subtle; 
To tiptoe around those difficult issues, 
And times when we need to be bold to be heard. 
Balancing the two; knowing when to use which, 
Is a lifelong challenge...

Sunday, February 21, 2021

We cannot act for ourselves alone

The more aware we become, 
The more we become aware 
Of the voiceless expectations 
That surround us. 
We can no longer think of ourselves alone; 
We can no longer act for ourselves alone 
When the earth and all stars 
Depend upon our attentiveness.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The journey to wholeness

Always before us, there is a path beckoning, 
Calling us forward into health and connection; 
Inviting us deeper into the mystery. 
The way may be rocky, and muddy at times, 
But still we persist on the journey to wholeness.