Where you belong should always be worthy of your dignity. – John O’Donohue
seems to need us
-Rainer Maria Rilke
I can hardly imagine it
as I walk to the lighthouse,
feeling the ancient
prayer of my arms swinging
in counterpoint to my feet.
Here I am, suspended
between the sidewalk and twilight,
the sky dimming so fast it seems alive.
What if you felt the invisible
tug between you and everything?
A boy on a bicycle rides by,
his white shirt open, flaring
behind him like wings.
It’s a hard time to be human.
We know too much
and too little.
Does the breeze need us?
If you’ve managed to do one good thing,
the ocean doesn’t care.
But when Newton’s apple fell toward the earth,
the earth, ever so slightly, fell
toward the apple.
The World Has Need of You by Ellen Bass
june 24, 2016
the beauty of comversations
such glory in these connections
from all over the world –
we all have need of each other.
Front porches can be found anywhere.
We share lunch tables
and stories, oh so exciting.
The four friends head to the gate,
the two locals call a friendly greeting as they return to leave for home,
they remember my name –
it rings out in the busy airport!
Wave and smiling – I live here!
I sit and rejoice.
Write it. 🙂
I am enriched
by this going
by this obedience
by this calling
I have received such confirmation of my work.
I am smiling as the guy above my table says,
So we must be in the allergy section….
(we talk throat clearing and
the fact that I have eaten gluten,
for a few)
Hi, I’m Gary…I’m Amy….
my next divine appointment
has just arrived…
we cross paths 2 or3 times,
then just sit
(well, sorta…in a plane seat??????….winging to Phily)
we leave each other with a warm hug,
after an all night flight…
I am doing my work…
and it is good