Monthly Archives: September 2021

Reflection from Michelle

Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash

The days are growing shorter and there is less light in the day. The time between day and night has lingered and given us lovely evening light. I am sharing this poem as it captures the ways that we can lose our energy and spark during this long shadowed time of pandemic.
Know that you have a choice to seek out light and beauty in the day to day of your life, in yourself, in those around you, in the incredible resilience and compassion of the human family.
You matter, our residents matter, our world matters.
All that is Sacred delights in your spark. Be the light you hope for the world.

The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.