To think everything we do is a combination
of other things, some from the past, the future.
Sound a note, take a breath, see a vision, think.
A love song might begin with a slammed door.
So-called success of the rich from a missed touch,
a kind word withheld or an angry word thrown at
a crucial moment. Our daily lives, though mundane,
lifeless are the strokes which complete the pictures.
Full of life, painted with the full palette of creation.
With the breath of Dante, ear of Bach, mind of Einstein
we encompass the past and all the myriad tales that
came and have gone long before we saw this plane.
Sometimes we see all time, past, present and future.
What sounds like Atlas’ burden, as if we were some god
balances our flaws and reveals the wealth we contain
within our core. We spend lifetimes, search to return,
and hope we find where we started and where we’ll end.
Such is the beginning and ending of every story.
Once upon a time.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment