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October 23

 

WAITING FOR THE RECOVERY OF OTHERS

  

I sit on my hands and wait for these bright pennies to earn the lessons of time.  I dance my little dance and move on, dropping the pretense of patience.  I search other forests, fields, and meetings and encounter many fine plums, though none the gems incubating at home.  I make acceptance my goal and breathe through my days.  I watch the bulbs ripen and bloom.  I wonder at their beauty, inhale their sweetness.  I have lost track of my personal progress.  I behold,  with charmed dismay, the open chasm before me.  I must turn from the flowers and let the new lessons begin.

  

Don’t show your broken places to everyone, but do show them to someone.