A year ago it all burnt down but now nature is sprucing back with a vengeance and I couldn’t be happier about it : -)
by Danusha Laméris
I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle,
people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons from your grocery bag, someone else will help you pick them up.
Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot, and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile at them and for them to smile back.
For the waitress to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder, and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here, have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,” “I like your hat.”
First published 2019 in Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection
To my country, from an expat – Ben Lawson poem
Fitzroy Falls in the beautiful Morton National Park
This! Love liberates! <3 Maya Angelou
Just bumping this, as it is truer than ever <3
U beaut ;-*) #Sydneytown
About the land I live in now, and my fellow creatures… meet Chuck <3
End of year situations tend to make one reflect… so this morning I sat with my coffee and spent some time pondering over the past year, and came to the conclusion that, all in all, I am living my best life. I am doing alright. I was helpful to people, and tried not to hurt anyone. I looked after myself and others. I am able to forgive myself, and hold no grudges against anyone.
I am doing alright. Thanks world.
This awesome history map was published in 1931 and visualises 4000 years of global power. Absolutely amazing stuff! From Visualcapitalist
Merry new hats everyone
If you don’t do anything else today, do this:
The Chart of Cosmic Exploration
Every space exploration mission that has left Earth’s orbit!
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