The shift to peace is soft, barely there. A scrape of gravel, the breathing of trees.

 

 

Still somewhat numb. Grateful to for these words from Live and Learn.


Post title: Joanna Klink, from “Night Sky” in “The Nightfields” (via adrasteiax)

Photo of U.S. Capitol Building via ABC News

the Journey – to follow a star or move through life

In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.

 


Quote: Paolo Coehlo

the sun sets on 2020…

 

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

 

 


Poem: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Image: Dave Allen – North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains Sunset, Cherokee NC

Follow your truth

 

And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love,
if you shine like a beacon for all to see,
then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation,
a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself.


Quote: John Lewis
Image: Melissa Askew

who will tuck me in

“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night.
If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet,
you are absolutely correct.”

 


Quote: Hafiz
Image: ‘moon’ taken by David Kanigan @ Live & Learn