the solstice arrested
the day went on forever
the night a mini tableau of dreams .
what can we learn this solstice to take on board?
we love to spit chips at pollies, fire cannons at the corporate world, demonise and lay blame at the feet of capitalism. how easy to cast aspersions upon another, how difficult to see within oneSelf .
I realise I am one with blame and conflict, anger and violence, that I cannot separate for to separate is to lie and this new story requires truth.
I have Response Ability for the past as much as any potential future – this I must wear for any real change to take place.
we’re humans, clever and creative, much like children confounding and full of surprises.
we are curve balls, circles, ovals and many pointed stars,
we are unique moments.
how to yield to this moment, to trust this presence in which the rule book belongs to the old story and we don’t yet know the new story, but we understand we can do better.
now is the time for adults.
We are Response Able.
this is the solstice gift,
that at supreme moments there is a pause a full stop a gap in the wings .
it is brief it is cosmic and it filters through our bloodstream.
we can halt, count to ten close our eyes and breathe,
giving thanks for this moment of arrest,
launch our song into the ethers
wave our flag of unified integrity
and fire our arrow of love.
within this deep still place
possible tomorrows are lined up waiting for the nod
so here it is
the nod for tomorrow…….
may we humans learn to work live and play with nature
in gracious surrender to the spirit that informs us,
in humble activism to the bodies that we deploy
in loving kindness to each and every being.