A Gathering of Hope

We all get sold this idea that life is some kind of beautiful fantasy, then when we learn that that is not true, we hurt, we hurt badly. But we push through that pain. Every day.

When our dreams are shattered and we learn that they will never come true, we make new dreams. When we fully understand the concept of our mortality, we learn to make each day count, to not waste time on things that don’t matter.

When we lose someone we love for the first time, we learn to love the ones that are still there harder, to appreciate them and celebrate our relationship with them.

When family is denied us, or taken away from us, we create our own family. We learn to share out our love to those who need it, with an elderly living alone, with children without parents, with abandoned or threatened animals.

We find happiness despite the pain, and that is what makes human beings so darn strong. And amazing. And awe inspiring. We all live with pain every day. All of us. But we do just that, we live with it. Fully and happily. That is what makes a human being so great.

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Wild beneath our Wings

When I look into your eyes
I try to surpass the many layers
You hide behind. I pass
The border that says
Wolf, Mammal, Animal.
I find you there
Being, life, energy.
I find my own existence there
Being, life, energy.
This is where we meet.
This where we are the same,
And this is where we
Learn to love each other.

This stunning photo is taken by Gro Saugerud. If you want to see more beautiful wolf photos or read about animals, please visit her blog here: https://grosaugerud.wordpress.com/

Perhaps it is only the wild hunter who knows of silence

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A skinny spotted cat runs
past the grazing cows,
Chasing a brightly yellow sunbird.
But the bird camouflages itself
Amongst the leafy green
Of a spiraling mango tree,
But its chatter knows no camouflage
And gives away the restless prey.
Perhaps it is only the wild hunter
Who knows of true silence.