Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Long View


Do you ever feel as if
you're standing under a layer of clouds
that are just dumping rain on your head,

but know somewhere deep inside
that if you just take the long view



things will look a little brighter?

Stand in the shadows, feel the rain
and wait until you are bathed again in sunlight.

Neither joy nor sorrow is permanent.

Darkness is eventually crowded out
by the encroaching dawn.

The light of day gives way in a blaze of color
as if to celebrate the coming of the night.

Everything is as it should be right now.

Shhh! Be still.

Let us be silent that we may hear
the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


5 comments:

paperfollies said...

very beautiful, thought-provoking post. love the quote.

Michelle Johnson said...

Looking at the bigger picture sometimes is a good thing. Then you don't get caught up in the little details you would've been hung up on. Nice post. Have a great night.

Kamana said...

neither joy nor sorrow is permanent. nothing is constant except change, as a friend reminded me yesterday.

elk said...

what a post of beauty today...your "long view" is a great one!

Fledgling Poet said...

Yes, I absolutely know this feeling. Thank goodness the bad always takes turns with the good. Beautiful post...beautiful words.