a field of grass…

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.

I lean toward the day when the phrase “I’ll meet you there” is once again in our civil discourse.

By example- let us make it so.


Quote: RUMI
(PHOTO: HANS BRAXMEIER)

An instrument of gratefulness

 

Make me an instrument of gratefulness.
Guide me to the way of mercy and love that leads to peace;
That I may guide others to abundant life.
For the sake of healing my own heart and healing the world.


Quote: Diana Butler Bass
Image: French Broad River, Hot Springs NC

When Eve walked (among them)

of course…

When Eve walked among
the animals and named them –
nightingale, red-shouldered hawk,
fiddler crab, fallow deer –
I wonder if she ever wanted
them to speak back, looked into
their wide wonderful eyes and
whispered, Name me, name me.

Ada Limón, “A Name” in The Carrying: Poems (August 14, 2018)


Ada Limón, 42, is an American poet. She was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry.  In an interview by Suzannah Windsor in April 21, 2014 in Compose Journal, Ada Limón: “My grandfather on my father’s side was from San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico. He crossed the border as a child in 1917 after his family’s land was confiscated by Pancho Villa’s troops during the Mexican revolution. I was not raised in a bilingual family. My grandfather rarely spoke Spanish even. He worked hard to assimilate into U.S. culture, growing…

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wishing for a safe nest…

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A bird is safe in its nest — but that is not what its wings are made for.

We fly with wings that make us unique – each of us.

Out of our safety zone, we stretch to seek solidarity, speak out for equality, and compassionately gather the lost and deserted.

These wings carry us further than ever imagined and so we must learn to fly, living each moment by faith.

It would be so easy to stay nestled in the safety of all that is familiar. Yet within the warmth and comfort of that nest we grow to understand its importance.

We must fly to ensure the same safety for all.


Quote: Amit Ray
Photo: David Clode