There will be an end to enduring suffering.
A permanent respite from all that is wrong with the world.
In my dreams, I see humankind…
with no discrimination.
treating all living with care and concern.
displaying no violence.
living reasonably and logically.
In my dreams, is sadly the only place where I can find these qualities consistently.
There’s a substantive intimacy in nature. It’s filling.
The smell of earth satisfying and rejuvenating.
The wind enveloping you in its invisible caress.
Touching without, healing within.
Hello, beautiful bird on a sunny day!
Seeing you brings me joy and a smile.
The smile of someone engaged.
I feel my best friend at that moment.
And I miss her.
It’s me looking through her eyes, but she’s not there.
For a moment I could cry.
From her, I learned the wisdom of these significant bits of the day.
She’d be in that moment with me graciously approving
and being grateful for the beauty of our surroundings.
My friend would love you too, beautiful bird.
And I love her.
**This piece selected to guest blog! Thank you, Natasha Tungare!
A yawn escapes my body.
I choose to wriggle in the sheets a little more snugly.
But my mind stirs with thoughts. It determines not to go back into that density absent of light.
Slowly my consciousness moves into the direction of the rays.
The ceiling fan gives me my first instruction of the day.
I do, and a smile renders me awake.
Our exteriors present a line of similarities.
A million influences offer up different presentations.
Variety is the spice of life. Or so they say.
Some are kind.
Some are immature.
Some talk openly.
Some are rude.
Some are decent.
More like butting heads with what we can’t align with.
Worth it? So many years are wasted trying.
Let’s teach our children to find the alikeness for connection, with some.
To choose the respite from the struggle of interdependence with the dissimilar.
Getting along without giving up anything that shaped us, with some.
Let’s help to create an environment of peace.
For with some, it happens.