I am reminded of this

Happiness is not a matter of intensity

but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

~Thomas Merton

care of the soul requires so much not knowing….

inquiry for today~ follow a sacred pause today…..

blue and holy

August of another summer, and once again

I am drinking the sun

and the lilies again are spread across the water.

I know now what they want is to touch each other.

I have not been here for many years

during which time I kept living my life.

Like the heron, who can only croak, who wishes he

could sing,

I wish I could sing.

A little thanks from every throat would be appropriate.

This is how it has been, and this is how it is:

All my life I have been able to feel happiness,

except whatever was not happiness,

which I also remember.

Each of us wears a shadow.

But just now it is summer again

and I am watching the lilies bow to each other,

then slide on the wind and the tug of desire,

close, close to one another,

Soon now, I’ll turn and start for home.

And who knows, maybe I’ll be singing.

~Mary Oliver

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