The fireflies punctuate the nighttime sky
Tiny snapshots of illumination
A moment of magic and then
Did I imagine this scintillac spark?
Sandy, such a benign, almost girly name for such a powerful storm. And yet, in downtown Manhattan, where I live, Sandy had a most powerful effect on thousands of lives. Some rallied together in true community to cope with the aftereffects. In my apartment building, neighbors sought the warmth and companionship of building staff and other tenants.
The dragonflies gently take their morning sips
From the still, still pool
The children have relinquished their dominion
Long enough for the fairy forces to
Complete their regular repast
The lotus flower does not ask to be plucked
It springs forth in its
ripened time to emerge from the mud depths
and presents its heart.
Forgiveness, which connects, is hidden and quiet. It is not spoken, but practiced. It is essentially nothing but forbearance. It overlooks a
mistake, an injustice, a guilt, and forgets it.
One of my favorite elements of my professional practice are the Systemic, Structural and Family Constellation Workshops which I facilitate. In these amazing groups, people come together as strangers and in a few short hours, create intimacy, trust, and profound support for one another.