how does a part of the world leave the world?
how does wetness leave water?
don't try to put out fire by throwing on more fire!
don't wash a wound with blood.
no matter how fast you run, your shadow keeps up.
sometimes it's in front!
only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
but that shadow has been serving you.
what hurts you, blesses you.
darkness is your candle.
your boundaries are your quest.
i could explain this, but it will break the
glass cover on your heart, and there's no
you must have shadow and light source both.
listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.
when from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.
don't even open your mouth for
even a coo.
~Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
shadows are present on all surfaces.
vibrant colors are present on the trees.
coolness is present in the air.
heavy dew is present on the grass.
happy singing is present in the hearts of the birds.
a softer blue is present in the sky.
fall is present.
i am present.
light + objects = shadows
may you be present today.
one of the birds i heard singing
this morning was a robin.
they have been gone since the middle of august.
i was thrilled to hear it.
as i was finishing this post there was a thud
on my livingroom picture window.
it was a very loud thud.
it is usually a morning dove.
but to my sadness.
it was a robin.
this makes me very sad.