Friday, February 8, 2013
how do we give back for so much beauty?
sight, and laughter, and love and dreams,
rushing river, burbling streams,
the miracle and mystery,
the beauty and the blight,
the chance to keep trying
to get it right.
give back for it all.
give thanks without ceasing.
even for the unwanted passage
that turns out to be the very portal
your soul has been seeking.
Oracle Owl calls from the forest deep:
don't go back to sleep, don't go back to sleep.
Thinking about gratitude a lot these days, and just how rich is the banquet spread before us, with all of its beauty, and so many choices. Last night I read this quote by Rabindranath Tagore, which sums it up nicely:
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I woke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.