Unexpected Blessings

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Picture by Rob Dreyer

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Welcome unexpected blessings,

Always.

Welcome

The robin song echoing from a twig,

The smile of a cute face down the street,

The nurturing scent of fresh soil,

The smooth fragrance of olive oil.

Welcome

The acrobatic seagull in the wind,

The blotch of sunlight above grey clouds,

The dead leaves dancing in a whirlwind,

The morning sky that mistily clouds.

Welcome

The heron gazing its pond like a king,

The crow flying on its black magic wing.

But not all of them look like a blessing,

Some are disguised and unleash hurting.

Things in life don’t happen to you,

They happen for you.

Welcome unexpected blessings,

Always.

 

Herons

Wind-crossed

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Picture by Vincent Van Gogh

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I give it up to the power of the Unknown

I give up to the wind as it caresses my skin

Carrying the simplicity of a Chinese girl down the street

Carrying food for her beloved ones;

I embody the strength of all simple things

I embody the spaciousness of the heavens meeting hills of green.

Let us be light,

Let us be light as feathers of laughter during small talk

Let us be dark,

Let us be dark and heavy as anger erupting from the depths

My breath is one with the wind, for my heart is wind-crossed.

 

Herons