See what happens when we look away,
and the magician pulls out a nightmare from his hat?
How.. or why did he do it.. and why weren’t we aware of that?
Did you feel a sway in your reality on election day…
or when you were laid off with no severance pay?
Now we are in the times where things not possible can be,
where truth is less important than effect
and alone in the back seat sits, compassion tolerance and equality.
We wish we were raised in the woods by wolves, and had not studied our history…
because when we add it up, it looks like a grim winter is upon us.
Store the wheat for it might be a siege and store some grains of sanity.
Talk to everyone you really care for, let them know it. Flutter handfuls of compassion like the first snow flakes and help everyone you love; find new ways to show it.
Love your friends, the strangers struggling in the streets, your distant family
and don’t stop there!
Repay the envy of your enemies with a smile.
Because, as the prophet said, even a smile is an act of charity.
Be generous of your time, your human warmth, your equanimity…
Don’t be afraid to open wide your heart, along with your front door.
I can hear it in the whistling trees;
this winter’s coming colder than the year before.
December 2, 2016