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


Anonymous said…
very beautiful, thought-provoking post. love the quote.
poefusion 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.
Anonymous 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!
Sherri B. said…
Yes, I absolutely know this feeling. Thank goodness the bad always takes turns with the good. Beautiful post...beautiful words.

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