The gap between houses
its amber reach crosses the grass
toward me, shadow of the elder tree
has grown long and I remember
under the mulberry spectacle of sky
how everything I love must end:
this cup of tea with steam ascending,
the dog curled right against me,
your warm hands over mine,
how this sweet leaving of day
makes me draw the world
as close as possible.
~Christine Valters Paintner
I have faltered so many times……how about you?
inquiry for today~ we don’t have to be as unique as we think…..maybe it’s about honesty….
Character is higher than intellect. Thinking is the function. Living is the functionary. The stream retreats to is source. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think. Does he lack organ or medium to impart his truths? He can still fall back on this elemental force of living them. This is a total act. Thinking is a partial act. The scholar loses no hour which the man lives.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson