I search the horizon but cannot see beyond today’s unfolding –
Hello to the unknown.
My bones ache, my breath is short, my feet and hands hurt –
Hello to pain.
The grace of tears –
Hello to love.
Light painting an azure sky with puffs of white clouds –
Hello to wonder.
A pathway into the mist –
Hello to mystery.
Now you have it, now you don’t –
Hello to loss.
A hand written card, pure gift –
Hello to kindness.
Thicker than blood because it is a choice –
Hello to friendship.
Stories of endings –
Hello to grief.
As champagne to a weary heart –
Hello to laughter.
“Hosanna” fades as the crowd turns –
Hello to forsaken.
I ask God “why?” so I may gain wisdom –
Hello to silence.
In the shadows I’m at home in the womb of creation –
Hello to darkness.
Sunlight through the rain –
Hello to hope.
Hello to life,
to all of it!