Eye opening

…It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold…. ~ David Whyte

What do you see?

Rocks and grass

Sometimes …”we have to crawl on hands and knees through the furrows of words, examining, brushing away dirt, not unlike a botanist examining growth patterns and evidence of the soil’s mineral content, water content and whether there is deep clay under the cracks in the soil from which the words emerge.” ~ from The Midrash of the Juanitos

What are you finding in the furrows?

Catching fire

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: … ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

What did you come for?

Shimmering

Perhaps it takes

a lifetime

to open our eyes,

to learn to see

what has forever

shimmered in front of us —

Jan Richardson, Where the Light Begins

What shimmers before you?

The road ahead

Hope and despair, truth and lies, narratives colliding, a country in shambles. How can we grow to see the truth of another person’s lived experience? Wonder what is going on inside them? Stay curious to how the world appears through their eyes? What would it be like to walk in their shoes?

Will we then know the things that make for true peace?