The song of a thousand small things

Day 154

photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez

Such a strange world, this,

where we live out our lives under a bright and brilliant sun so powerful

we may

never stare directly

but instead must look for it’s clues.

Warm rays on arms and face

Vines, slow growing and green, stretching up to sky

and the great maples and oaks reaching upwards

impossibly tall.

If I traveled here through space

over vast distance at light speed

I would wonder

at the lightening storms and volcanoes

the tidal waves and earthquakes,

such ferocious violence here,

the undulations of creation.

And I would marvel at the sweet details,

the sky blue of the robin’s egg and the meowing call of the catbird,

the brightness of the fireflies

and the soft lips of a kiss.

There is great hunger here,

a powerful need to connect.

Listen for the song of a thousand small things

calling us

home again.

Thank you for listening,



photo by Michelle Johnsen

photo by Michelle Johnsen


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