Looking out the window
morning light paints natures master piece,
the ducks leave
a ripple wake on a mirror surface,
magnificent mountains form
sentinels to the valley’s secrets,
and naked oaks arms out stretched to winters sun
cast braided shadows on frosted earth.
If you breathe the air deeply
it touches your soul.
through the double doors
another canvas is being painted.
Tension is released in laughter,
comfort is challenged,
and mind and body are stretched
as the chilling wind of change cuts through
games of posturing and pretence.

a pebble is tossed into a deep well of listening
as an elusive word forms,
terrifying yet life giving,
an invitation
to a gracious revelation
for those who will dare to be present to it.

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