Saturday, January 13, 2018

Grateful To Be Grateful


Grateful to be grateful, in times when waves
of discontent are washing the shores
of global continents, is to be grateful
for the gift of consciousness,
the ability to feel deep within one's core,
to know the art of right and wrong,
awareness as a state of mind and heart,
beyond duality;

To be grateful in times
when waves of discontent are washing
the shores of our limitations, is to be
grateful for the little things that still make
sense, like poetry, art, music and
good friends. Enriching the moment,
occupying a space with creative love,
care, and sonic touch.

To be grateful in times when waves
of discontent are washing the shores
of our Turtle Island, is to be grateful
for little things that still make sense,
like a homemade squash soup
on a winter's day, good conversations,
sharing insights into the interrelationship
of the arts and all there is,
is the magnificent transparency
shining through the fabric of life,
holding us in gratefulness,
for every day is a gift.

-- Carmela Tal Baron

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