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