Is definitely going to be underwhelming.After all the undoingAnd all the disorientationThe virus will take a less prominent seatBut the havoc it wreakedWill not be easily forgotten-At least not at first.But it will fade from viewAs all things do.Disaster will once againBe a local experience,Bad news will seem far awayAs it once didAnd we may […]
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Isn’t a sign that you’re in the wrong placeOr that you’ve screwed up royally.Its a signal to not look for stabilityWhere none is offeredOr reach for certaintyWhere only choices are available.There is a reason whyWe have feet-To move.To change paceTo step out of one realityInto another.The pandemic and everything sinceHas shown us how littleWe can […]
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Sometimes its worth seeing for yourselfIf the stereotypes are trueIf there really is no better alternativeIf the door really is lockedWith no way in-Not so you can join the ranksOf naysayers and status quo-defendersBut so that you might be ableTo find a back door.Cynicism leaves little roomFor redemptionAnd its almost as though cynicsEnjoy being right […]
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It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]
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In some ways 2021Is harder than 2020.Its not the heavy downpour,But the slow, unrelenting dripThat wears us down in the end.Life before the pandemicSeems increasingly distantAnd much simpler in a sad wayBecause it didn’t feelThat way at the time.And it seems unclearIf this generationWill be bound to always have An impending sense of doomLooking over […]
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The line of good and evil Runs through Each human being, Not between us. Not between the vaccinated And the unvaccinated Between believers And the non-believers Between the haves And the have nots. There are no humans Incapable of serious evil, And each one has access to the necessary Faculties for virtuous living. The idea […]
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It’s life.For most of us,We typically don’t spend years of targeted trainingFor specific events in the future thatCulminate in highly dramatic moments whenOur well thought out preparationMeets situations we have anticipatedAnd even rehearsed.Life itself is a curve ball.We may have imaginedWhat might happenIf a global pandemic broke outBut none of us were preparedTo live through […]
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God called manTo be stewards of His creationTo name the animals He madeTo inhabit the earth He createdTo be sowers of seed-Not watchers of windNor foretellersOf what will succeedAnd what will fall to pieces.There’s something aboutSowing seedThat demands trust.For every crop that has everBeen producedWe have only sown the seed,And done our best to nurture […]
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Sowing seed in the desert Sometimes it just gets a little too much.Too much self-sabotageToo many losses to the pandemicToo much disruption to your lifeToo many self-inflicted wounds.Whether its your own faultOr you just find yourself caughtIn a chaotic time in history,It feels like the ground is too dryFor food to growAnd your throat is […]
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There are few.Few that will suffice.Few that will offer true solace.Words cannot fill a voidThat a person once did.They will always be inadequateAlways less than what a bewildered heartNeeds.So if you find yourselfIn the presence of the grievingAnd on the verge of mounting intoA monologue regarding the nature of lifeAnd death,Keep in viewThe limits of […]
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