open hearts shine…

though darkness may come

open hearts will light the night

shine on, dear friends, shine

~j

this evening, a #haiku for you ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ฟ

happy 1st night of #Hanukkah ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•Ž

& thank you #Alabama voters ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #LoveWins #shine #light#Enso #JMWart

this shared Life…

flowers of gratitude

“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread, and held and carried by a hundred others.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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what have i done that i should wake with
breath filling my lungs?
what have i done that i should feel the
warm sun kiss my back,
the cool breeze tease across
my face?

what have i done that i my feet should
walk upon this earth and
feel its strong embrace,
holding each step?

what have i done to hear the
songs of birds or
see the dedicated work of
bees and ants?

to find comfort in
music?
to dream in
art?

what have i done to know friendship and
love

LOVE
in the deepest places of my heart, that
it has no choice but
to sing its song to every cell in
this body

THIS BODY
that too has been
given,
this body

THIS BODY
made of so many other little bodies in
this shared Life?

YES
this shared Life.

nothing.

it is all Gift.

~j

 

November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving & Hanukkah