WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Friday, August 19, 2021
A serious wind-and-rain storm called Henri will come close to Connecticut in the next few days, which actually gives me a great opportunity to consider storms of other kinds – storms that make Henri seem more like a fascinating spectacle to be studied and appreciated rather than a mighty monster There’s the storm, for instance, of patience – a soft storm that knows no boundaries and can absorb endless amounts of fear flowing from storms like Henri. There’s the storm called kindness, a storm that actually loves storms like Henri, because they give it the chance to spread its gentle helpfulness for boundless distances. Then there’s the silent, irresistible storm called acceptance, a bottomless and shoreless ocean of undisturbed tolerance that truly welcomes the Henri’s of this world, and by welcoming them softly turns their menace into coolness, serenity, and a source of wisdom.
So perhaps I should say, “Welcome, Henri. Storms you’ve never before imagined await your presence.”
A MIGHTY FORCE (about Bill M., 87, Blessings, CT, USA) He trusts it, the present moment, a force he feels will always stand beside him. The whole sky could sit inside the present moment, and mighty storms of softness are stirring inside each one. He walks in confidence, for a friend is always with him.