I dove right in to the challenge the house and those gardens presented. And the love of it all spread and thrived inside me.
Sometimes I wish I could go to sleep for the winter…dig down deep into the earth and wake up to new warmth and light.
so I go on discarding… these reminders, taking back the space… I need to reclaim,
making room again… for what’s to come.
It’s become a lesson for me in impermanence: How something can exist one moment or for years and be gone in an instant.
Reading their words, looking at the pictures they drew, put faces and names to the students I helped.
I feel more connected to the night now, less alone in it. I feel like I even see it through different eyes.
Deep down all I truly want is to live in peace, and with love. But I know now sometimes you have to fight to do that.
He seemed a lion born in a time of peace, meant to enjoy his time in the sun.
When you really look at something, finally come to see it clearly and completely… you will see the flaws alongside the beauty.
Over the years I’ve been given more than a few boxes full of darkness. They were not intended to be… But that never made them any less painful…