Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STARTING HERE


You Reading This, Be Ready
by William Stafford


Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?


Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?


When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life.


What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

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Boundless Way

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In Memoriam

We honor the life and passing of beloved community member Judith Kalina. Judith died peacefully at home. We will miss her soft gaze and warm heart.
- See more at: http://zencare.org/nl2/2014-11.html#sthash.sXx6gohi.dpuf

In Memoriam
"We honor the life and passing of beloved community member Judith Kalina.
Judith died peacefully at home.  We will miss her soft gaze and warm heart."

~*~

In Memoriam

We honor the life and passing of beloved community member Judith Kalina. Judith died peacefully at home. We will miss her soft gaze and warm heart.
- See more at: http://zencare.org/nl2/2014-11.html#sthash.sXx6gohi.dpuf

4 comments:

Barbara Hohenberg said...

Thanks for the Stafford poem and the art of Max Gimblett, honoring our friend Judith. And such a lovely photo!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Your Friend.

yvette said...

back to read. but for now no comment just hug!

LizPaintsNYC said...

Your post is a warm hug on a cold day: Poems like old friends. And Judith Kalina who was a source of light: with her radiant smile, shining eyes and beautiful soul. The photo isn't visible to me- so i will visualize the love I feel right now. Thank you!