Collaboration

Passion Fruit plants: Intertwined

Photo-Jason Groepper

The earth, the air, the water;

The sun, the sea, the dust of stars;

The times that passed and built the present;

Things nascent now that

Have not yet become –

All intertwined.

We’re none of us alone

Or separate.

Aware or not,

Collaboration

Is and always been

The only way

For life

Aligned.

 

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Possibility

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Blue Ridge Parkway NC; Photo: July04Girl

I don’t know if I can

I don’t know if I can’t

My life flows in the spaces

Between heart and mind

As I wait to unfold

Into what will evolve

Around corners

Behind bumps

Where possibility

Stands.

Meaning Less

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Photo from: Gentleman Bobwhite

 

Some things in life mean more.

Or should.

To any.

Safety. Food. Clean water. Air. Shelter.

Connection to another.

 

Some things mean less.

Or can.

At least to many.

Money. Fame. Opinion. Power.

They swing in winds-of-value, superfluous.

For they can matter only if necessity already filled

One’s pantry.

 

 

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Awake

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                                                                  Atlantic Sunrise: Na’ama Yehuda

 

 

Be awake.

In the world. For the world.

Be aware.

Of the life that unfolds

On pinpoint.

Keep your eyes

Open.

And your heart

Soft.

Wake up all words

Of hope.

Even those

Packed away in tight bundles

And locked.

Be awake

To the air. To the light. To the rain.

As shimmer reflects

And compassion

Remains.

 

 

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Overworked, Underplayed

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The mom consulted her phone’s calendar.

“She has soccer on Mondays right after school, then she has a pre-reading tutor. Tuesday she has piano after school but I can rush her to you if you have time for a session at 5:30 or so? She’ll be a little tired and maybe hungry but I can give her dinner in the car on the way here or something. Oh, actually, next month she’ll start rehearsals for her recital. Thursdays are really difficult because she has gymnastics and then they have rehearsal training, so she won’t be able to do anything before 6pm. Maybe that’s a bit too late? Fridays she has another pre-reading class. I really don’t want her falling behind. Maybe I can bring her to you after … though she has some playdates scheduled next month. Saturday she does ice-skating. …” Looked up. Sighed, “Do you work Sundays?”

The little girl is not yet five.

 

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Please Be There

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Photo Credit: A.A.

Please be there

For the hope

For the plans.

Please be there

For the trials and the errors

The triumphs

The sorrows

The fumbles

The sighs.

Please be there

For the small things

The bigger,

Stay dialed in

To moments long gone,

To those still to come.

Please be there

In awareness, in person,

Pay full mind

To this life.

To your life’s

Invitation.

You are one of a kind.

 

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