on the stillness
that connects sky, earth and water;
Beauty and awe overcome my senses
as the elements dance in seamless grace.
They make no waves
The air doesn’t flutter
The earth doesn’t heave in anticipation of the change.
But change it does
From dawn to dusk
From high tide to low
From light to night.
And as I pause to drink it in
This frame, frozen in Time’s eternal grasp,
I wonder, when will I get this balance?
That sense of absolute calm
when I am not changed by the tossing waves of cruelty
Or the unkind winds of harsh words
And the seething passion of fiery disappointment.
Opening my heart, I know
That I must learn from Nature
How to stride on this path of balance
Where one helps the other
Without expecting anything in return.