Sunday, August 08, 2021

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World

And what is this wild summons? What art is asked of us? The gift offered is different for each but all are equal in grandeur. To paint, draw, dance, compose. To write songs, poems, letters, diaries, prayers. To set a violet on the sill; stitch a quilt; bake bread; plant marigolds, beans, apple trees. To follow the track of the forest elk, the neighborhood coyote, the cupboard mouse. To open the windows, air beds, sweep clean the corners. To hold the child’s hand, listen to the vagrant’s story, paint the elder friend's fingernails a delightful shade of pink while wrapped in a blanket she knit with deft young fingers of her past. To wander paths, nibble purslane, notice spiders. To be rained upon. To listen with changed ears and sing back what we hear. 

Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Mozart's Starling


Mystic Meandering said...

The Art of Life indeed! :)

christinalfrutiger said...

This is just lovely! I tried to think if I had done most of these beautiful things in my life...I was happy that yes, most I have...even nibbled purslane as it grows with happy wild abandon in my garden! :)